Christmas is coming and wrapping presents can be much fun, especially if you have kids around to help. Here at home, we like to make our packages and give them a personal touch. Recycling is our concept.
Today, I’m going to tell you how you can to make wonderful gift wraps that help the environment.
Let’s start with 3 ingredients for the wrapping:
Old newspapers are a great idea for wrapping because you can use only the newspaper wrapping, to keep it simple.
You can also make strips of it to overlap all around with other papers or to make loops.
Papers You Saved from Last Year
With those papers, you kept in the drawer during the year you can;
Paint, draw, stamp, and write Christmas messages.
Create long strips of various sizes and cut out shapes such as Christmas tree, stars, reindeer, and pine cones.
These will be used for gluing and sticking out in the wrapping.
Cloth Scraps You No Longer Use
Fabric remains are impressive for small gifts wonderful gift wraps! Wrap the gift with the fabric and make a knot with the tips, then add a personalized touch to the loop.
After wrapping up with your recycled papers, the finishing touches are missing: The label for who is the gift and the bow!
Add your personal touch!
The bow can be made of the same materials you wrapped it in, and you can enhance it if you use different colors.
If you have a garden, grab cypress, pine or eucalyptus to put in it.
Look for any twine you have at home, and you can go around the gift.
Do you have oranges? Peel them and use the cookies shapes to cut into the shape you want. Let it dry and it will look fantastic in the ties too!
Finally, the label! It must be in sight!
You can pick up thicker pieces of paper and cut out any shapes you want and hand-write the name. Drill a hole, and attach it to the loop.
These ways you’ll make wonderful gift wraps by reusing what you have at home and reducing waste and helping the environment.
Did you enjoy these tips?
What do you do to help the environment this season?
Tell me in the comments!
Need any help to find the perfect gift, Christmas decor or anything related to Christmas?
Check the section about Christmas Planning!
Written by: Cristina Pereira
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