DIY : 2018’s Best Zero Waste Gift Wrap – Minimalist Thoughts – Medium

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Ever thought of wrapping a wine bottle… in socks?

How about egg crates, with a rebel goth rabbit detail? 🤘

2018’s best gift wrap ideas exhibit outside-the-box creativity. 😝 They are made with inexpensive, easy to get materials, some of which you might already have. All of this gift wrap can be sourced second-hand, and most can be reused.

These are also easy. A lot of the ideas I loved were a little too involved for me *cough*. We’re skipping those.

Row 1:

  1. Sock-wrapped wine bottles here

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2. Cookie mason jar here

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3. Dish towel wrapping paper here

Hint: Silk scarves and fabric scraps work, too. To prevent fraying, edge with pinking shears.

Row 2

4. Old book pages and string here

Other beautiful found pages include sheets of music, kids’ coloring pages (with permission, obvs.), and graph paper.

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5. This goth rabbit egg crate, for the rebel in your life. 😍

Another example, this time with a takeout box:

Write a holiday greeting or the person’s initials on the box

Perk: These are compostable!

6. Hand-drawn mason jar with dried flowers here

Source brown paper from leftover Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods bags.

Variation: Use fresh greens from around your yard. Holly would look great!

Row 3

7. Feather decorations from here

Make the feathers yourself from paper scraps.

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8. Newspaper rose here.

Source brown paper from leftover Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods bags.

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9. Unconventional baskets. Ever think about making your own gift basket… from a mug?

There are so many incredible mugs and bespoke china teacups at the thrift store in new condition. Other ideas: baskets made of glass pitchers, tin cans and buckets.

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