Monday, December 19, 2011

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

Are you a wrap star? What are your eco-smart gift wrapping techniques? Here are six budget-friendly green wrapping tips. 

Brownie Points

Plain brown paper bags or brown shipping paper looks beautifully natural when tied with twine and decorated with pine cones or evergreen sprigs.

Remains of the Day

Remnants of wallpaper or fabric you might have leftover from a home decor project makes a great statement while repurposing those scraps.

Shine On

Recycled aluminum foil looks sparkly and festive and is perfect for those odd-shaped gifts.

Read Between the Lines

Old newspapers and magazines can wrap your gifts for one last use before being recycled. This technique is an oldie, but a goodie, and you can choose the section according to your recipient's tastes.

Map it Out

Old roadmaps make a colorful graphic statement when used as wrapping paper. Who uses those old maps anyway in the age of GPS devices?

Bag It

Many stores offer holiday-themed reusable shopping bags this year. They make a great gift bag that can be used repeatedly for shopping after the holidays.