8 eco-friendly Christmas wrapping ideas

I am always looking for new eco-friendly ways to wrap my presents. Here are just a few ideas that I’ve come up with during the last year….

Use the index pages of an old atlas or book and decorate your parcel with a machine-sewn 3D Christmas tree…

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Sew some gift bags from old books, like these comic bags – made from old Comic Books …

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…with matching tags!

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These Country Diary bags are sewn from pages of Edith Holden’s lovely book with her beautiful hand-writing and poems.

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Re-use security envelopes by turning them inside out to wrap small gifts!

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Wrap gifts in old magazines, calendars and tourist brochures. There is so much fabulous photography in these that it’s a pity to send the photos straight to the recycling bin without giving them another moment in the spotlight!

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Gift wrapping on Peony and Thistle Blog

Gift wrapping on Peony and Thistle Blog

You can see a few more of my wrapping ideas in the Cards, Postcards and Wrapping section of our Etsy shop.  You can also find LOTS more Wrapping inspiration in my Gift Wrapped Pinterest Board. Happy wrapping!