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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?).


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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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