Well, the most eco friendly would be no wrapping at all, and for that matter no tangible gift either. The gift would be like buying a star, or paying for a tree to be planted in the rainforest, or buying mosquito netting for people in South America (which my in-laws did do for all the us a couple of years ago-very cool) or something. While I am all for that, I also really like gifts, and I really like wrapping them.
So un-Earth friendly of me, but hey, no one's perfect!
It was my mom's birthday yesterday and I am back home in PA to celebrate. However, I don't know where the wrapping paper is at anyone's houses and in my mom's closet I could only find Christmas stuff. I did have scissors and tape, so, I got creative!
I used a brown paper grocery bag, the classifieds, and a penny!
Heads up for luck!
Here are a few other ideas that caught my eye!
Homework -Paper bag, string, and maybe a cut out from an old magazine.
Poppytalk-Reusable fabric or a tea towel
Sur La Table- How cute would this be for a bridal shower? Maybe use a winter hat or mittens for Christmastime.
Man Made DIY- ooh-use old books or newspaper for personalized wrapping.
Adele- Wowsers-the ultimate newspaper wrapping job!
Martha Stewart via Top Design Mag- Leaves and items found in nature
A Subtle Revelry- I am TOTALLY doing this shirt wrap!
Ameblo- Furoshiki is an eco friendly wrapping technique using reusable cloths. You can wrap anything with it and reuse it over and over.
Hope this is enough to inspire you to try some eco friendly gift wrapping ideas. I will TRY too!