Thursday, December 1, 2011

Recycled Paper and 4 Other Alternative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Courtesy of TheDailyGreen.com


Feel better about that big pile of wrapping paper Christmas morning. Try these recycled, reusable and upcycled wrapping papers, ribbons and cards.

By The Daily Green Staff
Of the Earth
Made with at least 50% recycled content from fibers derived from the Himalayan lokta bush (not from trees), Of The Earthwrapping papers come in both solid colors and festive patterns. The fiber keeps paper strong enough to be reused, making this a doubly sustainable choice. Holiday papers also come with embedded wildflower seeds for springtime planting ($3.78 per 20x30-inch sheet) and the online retail store offers sustainable ribbons, including the "eco-twist" designs pictured here ($4.99 for an 8-yard spool).
Photo Credit: Of the Earth
Fish Lips Paper Designs
Fish Lips Paper Designs's holiday gift wrap is made from at least 50% post-consumer recycled paper content. It will make even the worst gifts look fun and exciting! Printed with soy-based inks, this paper has a smooth satin finish in a plethora of unique patterns and motifs ($4 per 22x33.75-inch sheet).
Photo Credit: Fish Lips Paper Designs
Botanical Paperworks
At Botanical Paper Worksevery paper product is made from recycled office paper with embedded wildflower seeds, so you can plant your Christmas cards and tags (about $1-$2 each) as soon as spring comes. Now, that's a gift that keeps on giving.
Photo Credit: Botanical Paper Works
Lucky Crow Gift Bags
Use, reuse and reuse again. There's nothing wrong with regifting these fabric gift bags from Lucky Crow ($4-$14, depending on print and size). In fact, it's encouraged.
Photo Credit: Lucky Crow
Your Own Recycle Bin
Who says you have to buy paper, anyway? The Daily Green shows you how to use newspaper, takeout menus, bags and, yes, even Jello boxes like these from the Beans Things Etsy shop for an unforgettable alternative gift wrapping (and gift opening) experience.
Photo Credit: Beans Things

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