Last week on Instagram, I shared how we haven’t decorated for Christmas yet and how I felt like such a slacker. But honestly, as a family, we decided this year we would not be putting up our Christmas tree… Gasp, I know. Life has been really crazy (I’ll share more on this soonish), and there are too many things to do right now to put the tree up. Plus, the stress of it all. I’m thankful that August is still too little to notice any difference. We still will be wrapping presents though. Still have time for that.
Well, not completely. Hubby and I didn’t wrap each other’s presents this year. My husband ordered his own gifts for himself, and I found my gifts in the car. Haha… we sound oh-so-pitiful.
For the gifts I am wrapping, I used brown package paper, some fresh greenery from the yard, and twine. This is great because it it is all compostable and breaks down easy. I topped the packages with these DIY Snowy Chalkboard Gift Tags. Funny thing was, I sent a picture of the project with my sister-in-law’s name on it to Libby to see if she liked it. She replied back that it would be cuter with her name on it. So that I did. Looks so much better with her name on it, right? Haha. She is such a funny person. Hence, why I like to keep her around.
Other Eco-Friendly Ways To Wrap Presents
- Use leftover newspaper, wrapping paper, boxes, old maps, kids drawings.
- Use natural materials like string, cardboard, natural and recycled paper, and brown paper bags that are easy to compost.
- Wrap presents in fabric which can be remade into something else.
- Use reuseable bags (fabric), boxes, jars, and tins that can be used year after year.
- Avoid plastic bows and other plastic packaging materials.
- Add fresh greenery, pine cones, or berries as a fun twist. Then, throw them in the compost after you’re done with them.
What do you use to wrap your presents?