In honor of Greta Thunberg, environmental activist and 2019 Times Person of The Year, why not swap paper gift wrapping for reusable options? Let’s start the new decade on the right foot and do our part to reduce waste. Here are some practical ideas we found around the web.
Furoshiki Gift Wrap
Furoshiki originates in Japan. It’s a large square piece of fabric for wrapping up belongings for easy carrying.
To use as gift wrap, any type of fabric will do, but I would go with softer fabrics for ease of use. JOANN Fabric and Craft Store usually has fabric remnants on sale. Scarves and handkerchiefs work well too.
Here are few easy and cute ways to wrap your gifts.
How about with a fancy flower decoration on top?
This tutorial shows how to wrap a bottle with furoshiki.
Baggu Reusable Bags
I’m a big fan of Baggu bags. They offer a wide selection of prints, colors and sizes. They’re virtually indestructible, fold up neatly and take up very little space in my purse. I credit Baggu for cutting down on plastic bags at our house. What’s not to love about cute reusable bags that look great as gift wrap?
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Wishing you all a fun and sustainable holiday season!