In Japan there is a tradition to present gifts in a wrapping cloth called “Furoshiki”.
This is such an important part of life and culture in Japan that the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan has even posted a PDF guide on using cloth for wrapping gifts. This is such an environmentally friendly way to wrap gifts as you will be cutting down on the paper that is used for gift wrapping and the cloth that is used can then be re-purposed! How nifty and thrifty is that!?
Some Aussie Bloggers have some great gift wrapping ideas. Have you wrapped using aluminium foil or baking paper before? Have a look at these ideas from Mondo Cherry!
You can't wrong using the good old brown paper! Look at these ideas from Sania Pell of The Homemade Home
The Martha Stewart Website has these great ideas for wrapping with craft paper.
This is a beautiful idea from another Aussie, Adelle.com.au
My American friends I'm sure already know that Country Living is always full of fabulous ideas-just look at these!
And here is some more Christmas inspiration from the Martha Stewart Website .
These gift tags have been made with recycled Christmas cards.
These gifts have been wrapped in artwork created by the kids and they have been decorated with pipe cleaners, string and ribbon.
I particularly love this idea. As Martha says,
Biodegradable stuffing cushions small, fragile items just as well as plastic bubble wrap or Styrofoam peanuts, a recycler's worst nightmare.
Finally, here are some other beautiful ideas that I found from online!
Blessings and best wishes,