Get creative & save waste with your wrapping this Christmas

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It’s the countdown to Christmas! Only 8 days to go and no doubt the present panic has set in!

(If you’re looking for last minute ideas I’ve put together a creative Christmas gift list here).

For the first time in years I’m actually really organised! Everything’s bought and wrapping is in progress. I think I find the wrapping one of the most exciting parts about Christmas. Being able to put them all neatly parcelled under the tree… that’s the best feeling.

If you’re getting ready to wrap your gifts you might be looking for some creative inspiration to give your presents that something special. To give you some inspiration I’ve put together a capsule of my favourite Pins to get you going.

I really tried to be environmentally conscious and limit my waste at this time of year. With that in mind, I’ve chosen some fun creative ideas that can either be reused, re-purposed or use recycled materials.

You can find all pins Christmassey here, but here are some of my favourites.

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I love how much you can do by simply repurposing these materials.
And you can make decorations and embellishments too!

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I can't get over how adorable they are!

Finally, here’s one that I’ve been doing for a while now. Three Christmases ago I became really conscious of how much wrapping paper gets thrown away every year and I really wanted to change that. I decided to make individual wrappings of my own that I could use year on year. I made one for each of my relatives so I could not only make something reusable, but also could become something of an annual tradition, and could eventually be passed down to each of them to either re-use themselves or pass on to further generations sort of like heirlooms.

So I went down to my local yarn store and picked up some beautiful yarns and made individual wrapping cloths for each of my family members. It might sound a little strange I know but they went down really well. Everyone really loves them and each year I find a different ribbon to still give them that something special and unique. They’ve turned out really beautiful and having searched the web I can see lots of other people have done the same thing too.

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If you wanted to do something similar you wouldn’t have to go out and make them yourself but you can still buy your own fabric or even beautiful scarves that you can use again next year or re-purpose into something else.


So those are a few of the ideas I've collected this season. However you wrap your presents this year I hope you enjoy getting creative and Merry Christmas!

p.s. Do you have any fun Christmas crafts you like to do every year? Let me know in the comments below!


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