How to Wrap Christmas Presents and Save the Planet at the Same Time

How to wrap beautiful gifts using recycled and repurposed wrapping paper. Head on over to happinessandblueshoesblog.com for more!

Wrapping Christmas presents is one of the most delightful Advent activities. Personally, I have such a hard time finding gifts for people that, when I do find something that I think they will like, I get really excited and feel very proud as I wrap the gift and make the package beautiful.

And the hippie/spend-thrift in me decided to forgo buying wrapping paper this year. (Especially since I no have no more red-foxes-wearing-scarves wrapping paper left and there could be no store-bought substitute as cute.) So I challenged myself to wrap beautiful presents with recycled items from around my house.

Trader Joe’s bags for the win.

How to wrap beautiful gifts using recycled and repurposed wrapping paper. Head on over to happinessandblueshoesblog.com for more on wrapping Christmas presents!
I googled “Christmas fonts” 🙂

Looks pretty good, hey?

Here is a little how-to:

  1. Cut open a brown paper bag and lay it flat, any words facing up. (You may have to remove the handles.)
  2. Place the gift on the paper and measure as usual.

    How to wrap beautiful gifts using recycled and repurposed wrapping paper. Head on over to happinessandblueshoesblog.com for more on wrapping Christmas presents!
    I like to fold the edges up for a crisp finish.
  3. Fold ‘er up and tape.How to wrap beautiful gifts using recycled and repurposed wrapping paper. Head on over to happinessandblueshoesblog.com for more!How to wrap beautiful gifts using recycled and repurposed wrapping paper. Head on over to happinessandblueshoesblog.com for more!How to wrap beautiful gifts using recycled and repurposed wrapping paper. Head on over to happinessandblueshoesblog.com for more!
  4. Decorate with colored pens, dried sage, ribbons, etc.

Saving the planet, one Christmas present at a time.

How to wrap beautiful gifts using recycled and repurposed wrapping paper. Head on over to happinessandblueshoesblog.com for more on wrapping Christmas presents!

This year all of my gifts happened to be small in size, so a brown paper bag was plenty big enough to wrap them. I would love to hear suggestions for wrapping larger gifts with recycled items!

Do you have any ideas for wrapping Christmas presents with recycled or re-purposed items? How do you make your gifts beautiful?

Peace and joy and Merry Christmas!

Marie

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