Five Sustainable Wrapping Solutions for Eco-Friendly Gifts

cardboard gift card boxI know they have a bad rep in some gift-giving circles, but I always love getting gift cards. They sure are hard to wrap attractively, though! Instead of handing off your next gift card gift in a plain white envelope, try out our CAGW tutorial for a DIY recycled gift card puff pillow–it looks really great, and it saves some cardboard from your recycling bin.

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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  1. I love these ideas. This year we picked up a bunch of baskets as two dollar grab bags, and for the rest, I am going to cut up paper shopping bags and use the blank side as the visible side of the paper. Some rubber stamps for decoration, a twine bow, and a tag from scrap cardstock should make a lovely gift!

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