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By using purposeful containers as gift wrap, you can reduce the amount of waste and give added gifts of storage, comfort or organization to the recipient.
This time of year, it's so nice to have a new, soft, cozy throw blanket to curl up with on the couch while watching holiday movies with your family. Purchase a new throw blanket and use it to wrap your other gifts.
Home decor boxes make lovely gift boxes. Place your gift inside and tie with leftover ribbon or string from around your house. Finish your package with a homemade gift tag.
Inexpensive stockings become unexpected gift bags, which can be reused year after year!
Use an insulated lunch bag as a gift bag for smaller items. Instead of tissue paper, I shredded junk mail and put it on top. All the gift tags used were created out of last year's holiday cards.
Plastic containers are very useful and easy to turn into gift boxes. I used my children's artwork and coloring pages to hide the gift inside the container.
Totes and reusable shopping bags become festive gift bags which the recipient can use all year long. Fabric scraps work well as an alternative to tissue paper.
Baskets aren't only for Easter! Baskets of all sizes make for lovely additions around a home. I wrapped this gift basket for a friend with a new bright green table cloth and tied it with a bow!
This holiday season, stop wasting money on wrapping paper, boxes, gift bags, gift tags and ribbon to wrap a gift. While those things can be quite beautiful, they end up in the trash at the end of your holiday festivities. This year, surprise your friends and family by packaging gifts inside of useful containers, boxes, throw blankets, bags and baskets. Create your own gift tags by trimming images and messages from the previous year’s cards you’ve received. Here are some creative, eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas:
May your gifts be well-received and your holidays be blessed with health, joy and peace!
Yours in Gift-Giving Delight,
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