Wrap Holiday Gifts in Upcycled Potato Chip Bags

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Every once in a while, we stumble upon a reuse idea that is so sensationally simple, we can’t believe we didn’t think of it first. This ingenious gift wrapping solution from blogger Jen Kluftinger is one of those projects.

Can you guess what her shiny gift is wrapped in? None other than a humble potato chip bag.

Photo: Jen Kluftinger/Drawings Under the Table

Photo: Jen Kluftinger/Drawings Under the Table

“I found some great metallic silver wrapping paper at the craft store, but it was so overpriced I just couldn’t justify buying it,” the creative crafter wrote on her blog, Drawings Under the Table. “So, I decided to try this instead.”

Once washed well with dish soap, this common kitchen item is transformed into stunning metallic wrapping paper that’s perfect for the holidays.

To cut back on waste even further, grab a few friends and join Terracycle’s Snack Bag Brigade to easily recycle the leftovers.

For step-by-step instructions on how to turn household waste into holiday cheer, head to Drawings Under the Table.

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Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
Mary Mazzoni