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Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives


How to eco-friendly wrap Christmas presents?


Itโ€™s a piece of cake!


There are many ways to pack incredibly beautiful gifts from Santa Claus using only improvised, reused or completely natural and compostable materials.

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I have some ideas for you of such means of packaging.

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A gift, depending on the size, can be wrapped in:

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๐ŸŽ Old paper bag,

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๐ŸŽ Recycled or kraft paper,

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๐ŸŽ Large children's drawing,

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๐ŸŽ Newspaper,

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๐ŸŽ Page from an old book,


๐ŸŽ Topographic map,

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๐ŸŽ Any fabric, including a flap cut from an old striped shirt,

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๐ŸŽ Scarf, knitted hat with a pompon or sock,

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๐ŸŽ Handkerchief or lace doily,

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๐ŸŽ Beautiful tea towel (clean of course)

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๐ŸŽ Aluminum foil for baking or packaging from potato chips turned inside out (probably no one thought about it, but this is also an option, very shiny one!),

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๐ŸŽ Beautiful string bag or canvas bag,


๐ŸŽ Pillowcase,...




You can use basically anything, including of course:

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โ˜ The existing paper bag from the store, in principle, can already be left as is, or just tied with a bow.

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โ˜ The wrapping paper preserved from previous holidays (we all did this, and itโ€™s perfect) is also more environmentally friendly to use than buying a new one.





All the gifts wrapped in the ways listed above can be tied or pinned with:

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๐ŸŽ Ropes,

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๐ŸŽ Twine,

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๐ŸŽ Laces,

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๐ŸŽ Leather cord,

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๐ŸŽ Strips of fabric or ribbons,

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๐ŸŽ Metal wire,

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๐ŸŽ Clothespins,

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๐ŸŽ Multicolored wool yarn, ...




To ADD a decorative touch try:

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๐ŸŽ Dry or fresh flowers,

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๐ŸŽ Christmas tree branches, cones

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๐ŸŽ Retro brooches, beads,

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๐ŸŽ Paper snowflakes,

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๐ŸŽ Handmade pompons and bows,

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๐ŸŽ Handmade postcards and drawings,

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๐ŸŽ Origami,

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๐ŸŽ Stamps and seals


๐ŸŽ Drawing a bow directly on the wrapping paper(why not?).



So, using improvised materials, you can make excellent wrapping, without unnecessary waste and costs, and even at the last moment. Not packaging gifts at all can be a very zero-waste option, but opening gifts is a huge part of the fun of Christmas, right?

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Podarona gift boxes are packaged in a non-branded white box, which you can and should reuse for your next gifting occasion! Decorating it in any possible way)


#reducereuserecycle #zerowastegifting #zerowastechristmas #ecoconsciouschristmasgifting

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