11 Low-Waste Gift Wrapping Alternatives to Buy or DIY

Holiday gifts

Image courtesy of Rachel Hollis/The Chic

Image courtesy of Rachel Hollis/The Chic

DIY It: Map Gift Wrap

Wrapping gifts in upcycled maps is clever as well as sentimental for your friends and family. Choose their hometown, their favorite city, or the place you first met for a fun wrapping solution that’s easy on the planet.

Get step-by-step instructions on how to do it yourself at The Chic.

Star of the East upcycled gift box

Upcycled gift box. Image courtesy of Star of the East

DIY It: Upcycled Box Gift Wrap

Believe it or not, this pretty package was once an old shipping box. By decorating your recycled boxes with simple embellishments like fabric, paint, and ribbon, you can easily create an eye-catching gift that no one would guess was recycled.

Get step-by-step instructions on how to do it yourself at Star of the East.

Feature image courtesy of Amy

Editor’s note: Originally published on December 3, 2013, this article was updated in December 2018.

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