Eco Gift Wrapping Ideas

Eco Gift Wrapping Ideas

As I was growing up, almost every Eid my family and I would fill a large garbage bag of gift wrap. If it was pretty gift wrap I'd save it for scrapbooking! Other than that, it went straight into the bin (we didn't really recycle back then!). Now we have many ways we can gift with zero wastage and plastic free wrapping. 

Just remember these tips before you start planning to wrap:

  • Use what you already have. Find inspiration from things lying around in your home. Old gift bags, newspapers etc
  • Less is more. Keep it simple. 

 Wrap with Paper

Make wrapping more interesting with these types of paper:
  • Old Maps
  • Newspaper - Grab some from your local cafe
  • Kraft Paper  - Makes any gift look gorgeous!
  • Plain White Paper
  • Lunch Bags - Add a doily and a peg for that vintage feel
  • Scrapbook Paper

Get Creative with Fabric

The Japanese Art of Furoshiki is a great way to wrap your gifts. You can use:
  • Scarf
  • Tea Towel
  • Table cloth
  • Old Tshirt
  • Burlap
  • Left over scraps of fabrics

Learn how to Furoshiki Gift Wrap like this here


Random Pieces 

  • Glass Jar - Great for edible gifts
  • Tins - ideal for little items like jewellery or stationary
  • Wood boxes, Baskets and Bowls - make excellent hampers
  • Old Gift Bags - Reuse old gift bags
  • Canvas Bags 
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Calico Bags


    Adding the Final Touch

    Sometimes just adding a piece of string will make your gift  much better!  Why not add that extra touch to your gift wrapping by adding:
    • Twine
    • Dried Flowers
    • Branches
    • Leaves
    • Clay Tags 

    • Herbs + Spices like: Cinnamon Sticks, Rosemary
    • Dried Fruit like: Oranges, Apples, Grapefruit

    • Calligraphy / Handwriting
    • Children's Drawings
    • Stamps
    • Craft Cut outs

    Feeling inspired?  Follow our Pinterest Board for more eco friendly wrapping ideas!


      Zed + Q

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