Christmas is fast approaching, but that doesn't have to mean stress and chaos. We're taking a mindful approach to Christmas this year and that means that the only thing we're focussing on is having a lovely, restful time with our friends and family.
You might have already discovered our *limited edition* Christmas Gift Boxes. Those babies were thoughtfully created by us to make your Christmas as simple and stress-free as possible. They really inspired our entire approach the Christmas overall this year.
Keeping on the same theme, we thought we'd share with you some of our favourite ways to wrap a gift with love and sustainability in mind.
~ Wrap your gifts with fabric and materials that you already have. We save up any pretty paper that we accumulate each year and repurpose it at Christmas time. Paper from bunches of flowers, tissue paper from online shopping, gift wrap from birthdays - you name it. Magazines + newspapers are also a fun way to wrap your presents. Just add some twine and decoration like leaves from your garden, or dehydrated orange slices and you're all set. Looks super chic too! re-use old wrapping/ tissue paper, fabric are all great options.
~ Wrap with fabric.
Furoshiki, the Japanese art of fabric folding, is a unique and sustainable way to use fabric to wrap your gifts! Not only does it look beautiful, but the recipient can reuse the fabric over and over to wrap their own gifts. Or they could repurpose it into a tea towel or cleaning rag.
~ Kraft paper.
Most types of wrapping paper can't be recycled. The glossy, shiny wrap contaminates any recycling that it's thrown in with. This is where kraft paper comes in—it’s biodegradable and recyclable.
We keep some on hand for our wholesale orders, but you can find some at your local craft store! Keep it eco-friendly and skip the tape too.