Save a tree this Christmas with DIY Gift Wrap – The Sage Haven

Save a tree this Christmas with DIY Gift Wrap

Did you know that approximately 50,000 trees are used to make the 8,250 tones of gift wrap used every Christmas?

It is estimated that if every person used re-usable or recycled gift wrap for just 3 of the gifts they give each year, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.

So this year why not try making your own gift wrap and tags, and even cards too. By repurposing and hand decorating you can help the environment as well as give your friends and family a beautiful unwrapping experience this Christmas. 

Heres a few ideas to get you started...

1. Make Your Own Reusable Tags

Reusable clay gift tags for christmas

These handmade clay gift tags can be reused as Christmas tree decorations...find instructions here
DIY Christmas gift tags
Use leftover craft materials and brown Kraft card to make your own designs, get the kids involved too!!
2. Add nature elements

Natural forest elements for Christmas gift wrap
Be inspired by nature and bring home some fallen leaves, cones and other greenery from the woods. 
DIY Christmas gift wrap with greenery in pocket
Add some greenery from the garden using this really neat pouch idea.
3. Use ribbon in creative ways

This simple but effective idea won’t break the bank and is quick to achieve.

Ribbon tree for diy Christmas gift wrapping

Use ribbon to make interesting shapes and patterns

4. Get the paints out

Reindeer fingerprint diy Christmas gift wrap

Get the kids involved with this one using their fingerprints to make reindeer faces!

Watercolour diy Christmas gift wrap

Use Watercolour paints to create your own tie-dye effect patterns

5. Reuse, repurpose and recycle

Reuse old greetings cards for diy Christmas gift tags

 Reuse last years greetings cards to add colour and personality

Reuse old greetings cards to create new gift wrap for christmas

P.S. For more DIY gift wrapping ideas check out our Pinterest Board


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