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13 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas to Try This Year

Not only has the green revolution increased in popularity over the years, but environmental consciousness and sustainability have seeped into virtually every industry across the board because of lack of gift exchanges.

Gift-giving is certainly no exception to this growing trend ‚ÄĒ especially if that gift happens to be a chic little number straight from one of our favorite online shops!

Whether you’re hoping to dress up your holiday presents in an eco-friendly manner or simply want to signify the season with a homemade touch, our favorite handmade retailers can help you do just that. Read on for six of their most creative ideas to try this year!


1) Retro Robots by Yvonne Maffei

It’s difficult not to be wowed by these eye-catching robots made from recycled materials. As seen on the cover of Hip Hip Hooray, these cheeky little characters are sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face.


2) Yarn Wrapped Jars by Green Craft Kids

This genius idea lets you turn an ordinary mason jar into a festive ornament that can also be used as a vase or votive. The best part? You only need your hands and a few supplies to get started.


3) Scrabble Tile Gift Tags by Hip Hip Hooray  

Love the idea of monogrammed gifts, but not a fan of the classic font? Why not create your own unique monogram using Scrabble tiles? You can spell out your initials, or makeup entirely new words to personalise your gifts!


4) Tissue Paper Pom-Poms by Hip Hip Hooray

Another one of our favorites from the book, these tissue paper pom-poms are both festive and fun. Throw a few in the mix or string them together to make an eco-friendly garland ‚ÄĒ perfect for decorating your home and warding off winter chills!


5) Pop Your Cork Earrings by Hip Hip Hooray

All it takes is a simple cork and some fabric scraps to turn these fun earrings into a fashion statement. If you really want to make a splash, try incorporating some vintage buttons or other trinkets from your collection for a personalized touch!

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6) Shrinky Dinks Jewellery by Hip Hip Hooray  

Last but not least, these adorable wearable pieces are the perfect way to say “I love you.” Not only are they easy to make with the help of our free tutorial, but they’re also certain to be conversation-starters wherever you go! Not to mention, they’re the perfect way to show your loved ones they’re on your mind this holiday season.


7) Small, an end table made from reclaimed wood

This little table looks great holding a glass vase of fresh flowers. It’s simple and understated, but with a few unique details like the metal drawer pulls, it looks stylish and modern, too.


8) A classic black ceramic vase

No matter what your personal style is, a gorgeous re-purposed vase is a perfect way to show your friends, family, or teachers that you appreciate them. We love this one because it’s simple and stylish, but can also be easily dressed up with a fresh bouquet.


9) Gorgeous Wood Bowl Made from a Single Board

This one is another that’s simple, but perfect for the holiday season. Put some mini gourds, pine cones, or another natural decor in this bowl and it will look great on any shelf.


10) Tree Trunk Table Top Makeover!

This is a fun project that will give a utilitarian piece of furniture a new life. If you or someone you know has an old table or desk in need of some love, this is the perfect way to do it. This shows you how to make a new top for an existing table, but if you have a piece of furniture that’s in need of some serious structural help, this would be a great way to go.


11) IKEA Hack Desk Makeover Using D.I.Y cork boards and brick wallpaper

This desk makeover is an awesome idea for anyone who has a limited budget but still wants to make their space look fab. The best part? You can easily change up the cork and wallpaper to match whatever color scheme you’re currently going for.

12) Old Books Turned Into Dec

This is a fantastic idea for displaying photos during the holidays. It’s understated, but eclectic thanks to all of the different colors and fun patterns. Just pop some photos in the book for a great look!


13) DIY Decorative Scrabble Tile Coasters

If you’re like us, it’s time to break out the scrabble tiles! This craft is perfect for adding a personal touch to your holiday celebration. Try creating the words “Cheers” or “Joy.” Not only are they eco-friendly, but they’re also sure to brighten up your guest’s days.


Blog Conclusion

This article has 13 different ideas for eco-friendly gift wrapping and links to even more ideas. People can easily find creative ways to turn everyday items like mason jars and scrabble tiles into something special.

The book Hip Hip Hooray! A D√©cor Chick’s Guide to DIY Style is a fun gift idea. It can accompany the gift wrapping to have even more gift ideas, or just be given on its own.


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