Green holiday gift wrapping
I’m so excited about the wrapping for my gifts this year. Usually I stick with brown kraft paper or kraft paper wrapping with a holiday print on it so it can easily be recycled. Wrapping paper with shiny parts, foil, and glitter often cannot be recycled.
Mindful Momma’s Instagram post inspired me. She wrote a blog, “Unique ways to make the gift wrap part of the gift,” with five different items you can use to wrap the gift and the receiver can use afterward too.
I thought the kitchen dish towel idea was the best because my hand towels are always getting stained or ratty. I would love new towels every year. For the name tags, I used leftover kraft paper wrapping, cut it with cute scalloped scissors, and punched a heart hole in it. Most of the tags are tied on with raffia.
I used flour sack towels because they are large, come in pretty colors, are easy to fold, and pretty inexpensive. All of my ribbons were leftover from presents I have received in the past.
Another Instagram inspiration was from Revelae Kids. They sell reusable snack and sandwich bags, as well as reusable liquid snack pouches (like for yogurt or applesauce). I love how much these can decrease waste.