Eco-friendly wrapping tutorial

Holiday wrapping tutorial

Here’s my first video! If you know me, you’ll know that I’m an introvert at heart who hates being in front of the camera, so please enjoy this video of me wrapping presents! 😉

In all seriousness, I do hope you like this video and find it useful. I decided to do a little tutorial of some wrapping methods, using very simple materials you probably have kicking around your home. Here they are:

  1. A bar of soap, using a napkin and a ribbon. Wrapping with fabric is a traditional Japanese method called Furoshiki (although not usually using ribbons). I am no expert at this, but decided to give it a try. It was easier than I thought, and fun!
  2. A book, with a regular old paper bag and a ribbon.
  3. A glass jar with a napkin and bow.
  4. A book, using a tea towel.
  5. A little toy, using a cloth bag.

I wanted to add that no tape is needed for any of these methods. Yay!

Finally, another tip that I’ve picked up from my favourite fellow low-waste bloggers/Instagramers is to use natural materials for an extra touch, like holly or evergreen branches. Ornaments and gift tags are also very cute.

In real life, I’m still using up some old gift wrap in my Christmas gifts this year, sadly. But I also will be doing some of this too! What about you? How are you wrapping gifts this year?


One response to “Eco-friendly wrapping tutorial”

  1. congrats on your first video, leah. i love how unslick and real it felt to watch you work.
    and your ideas and execution are perfect.
    thank you and peaceful holidays to you ~ jude

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