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Eco/ Recycled Gift Wrapping December 18, 2012

I have been asked by many people “how do you wrap something and make it Eco Friendly?” .  Here are some ideas that I use and some that I found that are new to me. I personally love to get reusable bags from the stores I love and use those as my gift bags.  Then my friends and family can reuse the bag all year long.  Here are some other ideas that are pretty dang awesome too.  I have been wanting to make the recycled calendar gift bags one and even have calendars cut out, now to make them…this is a good jump start for me too!   I hope some of these awesome links help you out also this holiday season.

Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String

Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String (Photo credit: Chiot’s Run)

Brown kraft paper wrapping idea:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chiotsrun/5258141518/in/set-72157625362898639

Gift bags from recycled calanders:

http://serendipitycards.blogspot.com/2009/01/gift-bags-from-old-calendars.html

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Make your own t-shift bags to use as gift bags:

http://www.instructables.com/id/FASTEST-RECYCLED-T-SHIRT-TOTE-BAG/

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Make your own recycled plastic bag knit gift bag: 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Knit-Plastic-Bag-Handbag/

Recycled wrapping paper and bows from scrapes:

http://www.instructables.com/id/ReWrap—recycled-wrapping-paper-and-bow-from-scra/

upcycled book jacket flower bows

upcycled book jacket flower bows (Photo credit: crostinidesigns)

Wrapping paper from your recycle bin:

http://www.mnn.com/local-reports/illinois/local-blog/wrapping-paper-and-the-recycling-bin

Hand-Carved Stamps with Elinor Nissley

Hand-Carved Stamps with Elinor Nissley (Photo credit: Mrs. Jenny Ryan)

Book to buy called: Wrapagami: The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps

http://www.amazon.com/Wrapagami-Art-Fabric-Gift-Wraps/dp/0312566670

 

Traditional Japanese wrapping cloth,furoshiki,...

Traditional Japanese wrapping cloth,furoshiki,katori-city,japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Some fun charts on how to wrap with fabric:

From:  pencil-roving.blogspot.com

From:  blog.alwaysmod.com

 

May you have a Happy Holidays full of Eco Friendly wrappings!

 

 

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7 Responses to “Eco/ Recycled Gift Wrapping”

  1. Very cool ideas!! I love the fabric wrap idea. I also love the items I just received from you wrapped in sewing pattern paper. Merry Christmas!!

  2. Stephanie Says:

    That is a great reminder Andrea…..if you have old patterns that no long have all the pieces use the tissue pattern paper for your wrapping paper or as the tissue paper on the top of a gift bag. Such a fun, unique and eco way to have tissue paper.

  3. I’m from the UK,can i get them over here?

  4. p2000info Says:

    It’s actualy a great website thanks for it!

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