11 Low-Waste Gift Wrapping Alternatives to Buy or DIY

Holiday gifts

Image courtesy of Katrina Tauchen/SplashOfSomething.com

Image courtesy of Katrina Tauchen/SplashOfSomething.com

DIY It: Shopping Bag Bows

You’re likely doing a bit of shopping this season, and shopping bags can be challenging to recycle in some communities.

Make use of your shopping leftovers by transforming those bags into recycled gift bows for a unique wrapping solution without the waste.

Get step-by-step instructions on how to make these yourself at Splash of Something.

Image courtesy of Andi Jenkins/All Put Together

Image courtesy of Andi Jenkins/All Put Together

DIY It: Shredded Paper Box Filler

Tissue paper can be tough to recycle and costs big bucks. Take a cue from All Put Together blogger Andi Jenkins and ditch the overfilled waste bins by subbing out tissue paper for box filler made from recycled magazines and Mod Podge.

“Shredded magazines are now my go-to gift box filler, and recipients always think it’s such a great idea!” Jenkins said.

For step-by-step instructions how to make this yourself, head to All Put Together.

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