I'm Amanda and I’m passionate about creating a well loved and well lived in home for my family and I I'd love to help you do the same!
I’ve always lamented how much wrapping paper gets wasted at Christmas time, so this year I came up with some gift wrap tips for minimalists on how to wrap gifts without wrapping paper! ( Say that 5 times fast lol!)
This year I bought simple white paper boxes and bags and embellished them with ribbon, string, customized gift tags and snippets of greenery or charms!
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I used bits of ribbon and string that I already had on hand as well as leftover mini brass bells from making garlands!
And these cute little custom gift tags were created by Leah from Little Lief Creative. You can find these in The Ginger Home Shoppe (coming soon!)
You could also add photos or custom art to your boxes and gift bags! Here I’ve used a clothespin to attach a custom print! It looks pretty and doubles as a second gift!
The plain boxes and gift bags can be re-used each year along with the ribbons, tags, etc… unlike paper, which ends up shredded!
Depending on the gift, use any soft material item like tea towels, sponge cloths, scarves, baby blankets etc… to wrap your present!
These cute Christmas themed tea towels from TENandCO. would be perfect!
This DIY from The House That Lars Built is one of my favourites of all time! Use your leftover boxes to create the cutest little gingerbread house gift boxes!
Get the full tutorial at DIY Gingerbread House Gift Boxes
Use paper that you already have lying around the house! Old sheet music, kids art, newspaper, or calendar pages can all make pretty gift wrap!
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I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips on how to wrap gifts without wrapping paper! For more tips on minimal and simple eco-friendly living check out: