Not sure where we got the idea that sustainable gift wrapping is boring? Using simple items like muslin or linen can actually make your gifts look uber high end, while costing just as much as your normal wrapping supplies each year. Plus, how pretty.
Plus plus, you can reuse them again next year, or make them a part of your gift & encourage sustainability amongst your gifting circle.
Did you know that household waste increases 25% from Thanksgiving to New Years? 🤯 No hate, I know these practices are long-engrained into our traditions. Just remember that when we throw things ‘away’, ‘away’ is somewhere, and ‘somewhere’ is growing bigger everyday.
The good news? There’s lots of ways to have the best of both worlds this season:
1) Consider your source
Choose sustainable or recycled materials when shopping for or wrapping your gifts. Paper with glitter can’t be recycled, and neither can plastic ribbon. Brown and white craft paper serve as beautiful clean slates for whatever decor theme you have in mind 💭 So do dark green, black, and grey if you're going for the neutral look.
🌱 Choose plan paper to wrap with, nothing metallic or with glitter
🌱 Try finding paper ribbon vs plastic ribbon
🌱 Garnish with natural elements such as dried fruits, tree clippings, flowers, etc
🌱 If you want to take it to the next level, wrap your gifts in square cloths for an elevated (totally waste-free) approach. You can make your own by purchasing fabric in bulk (2-3 yards) and cutting with searing scissors.