Gift Wrap Ideas (2): Recycled Materials
Today is the second day of my 12 days of Christmas Gift Wrap ideas: Recycled Materials
I’m featuring my 10 favourite uses of recycled materials to create stunning gift wrap. There is something heartwarming about using recycled materials to wrap presents, given that the paper or material will soon be strewn on the floor, in the bin, or at best relegated to the recycle bin.
Newspaper can be a beautiful and definitely plentiful supply of paper to wrap gifts. Pimp them up, or keep it simple – both options look great as these two examples found on pinterest will demonstrate. Unfortunately I can’t find the link to the original source.
These Atlas pages from look brilliant grouped together. These could be easily themed to a specific location.
These music pages from Snippet and Ink are perfect for a music lover.
4. VINTAGE BLUEPRINTS
Rock Paper Scissors found a cache of beautiful old blue prints, that they have used as gift wrap. Personally I would love to receive the blueprints as much as whatever is inside. If you can’t find (or bear to part with) vintage blueprints, you could get new ones, and age with an old teabag!
As with the blueprints, vintage dressmaker patterns make a beautiful patterned gift wrap, especially for a craft minded friend.
This was found on Flickr
Some magazine pages are a work of art. Like the newspaper pages above, they are in plentiful supply. These magazine from White Gun Powder are simple and monochrome – but you could use a speciality magazine that ties in with the favourite pastime of the recipient.
7. CALENDAR PAGES
Such a waste to enjoy a calendar page for one month only. These calendar pages found on pinterest are a beautiful example. Unfortunately the link to the original post is missing.
These comic pages makes nice colourful gift wrap from When The Pigs Fly
Or if you don’t want to wrap the shoe gift in the cartoon, you can cut out letters as I did for my sons birthday – or wrap a strip round as you can see just underneath the large parcel.
9. BOOK PAGES
Book pages also make beautiful wrapping for smaller presents. Ive seen quite a number of pinterest, but these ones from Its a House with red thread simple embellishments are one of my favourites.
10. OLD JUMPERS
Heres a genius idea from Box Wood Clippings to use up old jumpers that have seen better days. Perfect for winter and christmas presents.
So many great ways to wrap presents creatively with materials that may otherwise be consigned to the bin. Whats your favourite? Or do you have other materials that you recycle and use to wrap gifts. Id love to hear.
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