Are you also tired of the regular gift wrapping paper to use for gifts? I must say it can be fun to rip it open, especially for kids, but lately, I’ve been thinking more and more about what a waste wrapping paper is since a lot of us don’t reuse it. You end up with crinkled or torn paper thrown away. So what are reusable gift wrapping ideas? You can still get super cute patterns and colors for the different options and personalize it to your aesthetic. Let’s look at some of our favorites.
A reusable fabric gift wrap is simple and looks really cute. You can create your own if you have fabric at home or buy some with different prints. You want to make sure that the size of the fabric isn’t too big. I’ve tried using a thin scarf before I got fabric to use and it definitely looked a bit too bulky for my liking. I think a nice silk scarf if you have one or want to gift one could also be very cute. It is my favorite reusable gift wrap option.
Other sustainable ways to wrap presents:
If you like to draw or paint or have a kid that loves to be creative, you can use a big sheet of plain paper and create artwork and use it as wrapping paper. For small kids, even finger painting is fun. Each paper will be so much more unique and special compared to traditional wrapping paper. You can come up with new designs for different occasions.
Using newspaper as gift wrapping can be a cool way to reuse the paper you have at home already to wrap gifts. It would be a real zero-waste option. Just make sure what might be on the page, no sad or upsetting news.
Create your own gift box
Using either cardboard or an old shoe box, you can decorate it by clueing wrapping paper or print outs, cut outs, or photos on it. Very personalized and fun to make.
If you’re trying to be more sustainable, I think you will also like our post about reusable paper towels!