Five Sustainable Wrapping Solutions for Eco-Friendly Gifts

DIY record album cover box tutorialIf you need some wrapping with a little more structure, break down cardboard from shipping boxes, cereal boxes, or even record album covers to make your own DIY cardboard gift boxes. Sure, they take a little time to make (but not at much time as it takes to drive to Target and back, not to mention finding a parking spot and fighting the crowds), but the big bonus is that you can make your box a custom size, so that it fits your gift perfectly.

Don’t like the look of the cardboard? Paint it!

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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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