Who says you have to use wrapping paper to wrap gifts? I enjoy the challenge of coming up with creative ways to wrap gifts using items that can be reused again and again. Admittedly, these ideas are not entirely paper free - I used some tissue paper and card stock for gift tags - but there was no traditional wrapping paper involved!
My teenage nephew's gift is wrapped in a snack sack:
A large dishtowel was big enough to wrap up an assortment of gifts for a teacher:
For the first time ever, I made a bunch of cloth gift bags. I found this pretty material with a decorative selvage edge at a garage sale years ago and was so happy to finally find a use for it!
My Mom made this cute frog bag for me awhile back. I decided to pass it on to my niece with a gift inside!
And finally, this cardboard Equal Exchange box is serving double duty as a gift box. I think it looks plenty festive with a red ribbon on top!
What creative, earth-friendly gift wrap ideas have you come up with?
(This post is linked to a round-up of DIY ideas at Healthy Child Healthy World.)