Unique & Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas
Nearly 4 million tons of wrapping paper is used each year and due to the additives and coloring in most commercial wrapping paper, it can’t be recycled. If every American family wrapped just three presents in reusable material or reusable Christmas bags, it is estimated we would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.
Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Ways to Wrap Presents
Comics - If you get a weekly paper, or can share with someone else, save the comic section for gift wrap. Additionally a plain newspaper can work and you can spice it up with a classy ribbon which will transform the way the gift.
Scarves – If you have a lovely scarf you never wear, but know your friend would love you can wrap their present in the scarf, and give them both as gifts.
Old Maps – Before the days of GPS people used maps. If you have stacks of old maps around you can use them as wrapping paper. Additionally old travel books and brochures can easily be turned into gift wrap as well.
T-Shirts – Cool old t-shirts are a fun way to wrap oddly shaped gifts. Simply wrap the gift and tie the top with string and a bow. This gift wrapping might be considered a cool vintage gift.
Magazine - Interesting pages from a glossy magazine make a unique and colorful wrapping paper when taped together. Have fun with your choices of celebrity photos, images of travel locations, or other interesting designs and themes.
Berry Boxes - Creatively use colored berry boxes to wrap gifts. Using berry boxes turns your gift into a tiny little work of art. You can find out how to do this at Boakart.com.
Vintage Glass Jars - If you’ve made edible holiday gifts, then why not put them in vintage jars instead of buying new ones. This is a great way to reuse materials, and save money
Netting Bags from Oranges -The plastic netting that holds those bags of oranges can be used to wrap presents. If you use two bags, one inside the other and weave a few ribbons through the holes, you can make it less see-through and very artistic.
Bubble Wrap – How many times have you wondered what to use bubble wrap for from orders you place online. Save the bubble wrap for wrapping presents and it gives the gift a very cool Mod look
Bread Pans - If you’re giving a kitchen-related gift, tie two vintage, 9-inch bread pans to each other to make a box. The pans become part of the gift, and looks really cool with brown jute twine.