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12 Days of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap

Happy Holidays! We’ve got 12 different ideas of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap for all of your holiday wrapping needs!

 

On the 1st Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap, we’ve turned a brown paper bag and some leaves into a cute tree! 🌲

Tip: You can also add ornaments using colored paper! 🎄

 

On the 2nd Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap, we have Furoshiki 🌸 The name translates to “bath (furo) spread (shiki)” and was first used in Japan during the Nara period (710-794) as a way to bundle clothes while at the sentō, or public baths.

Today, we know Furoshiki as a type of Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. Not only is Furoshiki beautiful, unique, and plastic-free, they’re also a great way to repurpose material!

Tip: Choose a fabric that is thick enough to cover the gift, but thin enough to manipulate and tie. Bandanas, scarves cloth napkins, fabric scraps, and linen are great options!

These two Furoshiki bags are from Miyajima Island, Japan! 🦌

 

On the 3rd Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap, we’re taking a thin floor mat (or placemat) and turning it into a delightful wrapped treat!

Tip: Check your local thrift stores for unique prints! This thrifted reversible mat was only $1! Add some plants or berries for a natural festive touch 🌿

 

On the 4th Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap: What better way to deliver a warm and fuzzy gift than to put it in a “socking”? 🧦 Plastic-free, practical, and great for the wintertime!

Tip: Have fun with holiday socks, patterned socks, or even mismatched socks! If your gift is more fragile, consider a pair of fluffy, fuzzy socks!

 

On the 5th Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap, we’re taking you to the thrift store with us!

Thrift stores often have a wonderful selection of baskets to choose from, so each gift you give can be one of a kind! Add some natural elements to decorate and you’ve got yourself a little bundle of joy 🧺💚

Tip: If you already have your gift (or something similar in size), bring it with you to the thrift store so you can test out different baskets to find the perfect fit! 🎁

 

On the 6th Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap: Tissue paper is a great alternative to regular gift wrapping paper, and thanks to @noissueco, we’ve found a sustainable way to wrap our gifts with our signature starfish print!

Tip: If you’d like your Plaine Products wrapped in our tissue paper, just leave a note when you place your order! 🎁

On the 7th Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap: One of our most fashionable ideas is using a scarf! 🧣 Scarves come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles and can be wrapped in a variety of ways. Add a bow for a finishing touch and you’ve got yourself a cozy 2-in-1 gift!

Tip: Be careful with tape when wrapping with scarves as the fabric can easily pull off! Try ribbon, twine, yarn, or other non-adhesive methods to secure your scarf wrap.

On the 8th Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap: Today’s idea is perfect if you’re giving a bunch of little gifts and would like to wrap each one individually! Using cloth napkins is a great way to ensure that your gift bundle looks uniform and classy! You might find unique cloth napkin sets at your local thrift store… these beautiful napkins were less than $10 for a set of 10!

Tip: Cloth napkins are also great to use if you’re giving gifts to all the members of a family—once they open their gifts, they’ll also have a family set of napkins to use at the table!

What’s metal, upcycled, and infinitely reusable? A tin box! 🎁

On the 9th Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap, we’re looking to give your cookie containers, chocolate boxes, tea or hot cocoa tins a new life!

Around the holiday season, many containers are printed with festive designs, so no additional decorating is necessary! You might also find secondhand vintage gems at the thrift store.

Tip: If you need some plastic-free filling to cushion your gift, try using newspaper, paper scraps, packaging paper, cloth napkins, bandanas, or some socks!

On the 10th Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap, we are showcasing our favorite kind of zero waste gift bag… reusable bags!

If you’re drawn to the ease and convenience of regular gift bags, reusable bags are the gift wrap for you! Whether it’s a reusable produce bag or a canvas tote bag, just place your gift inside, add some paper filling (optional), and voilà—you’ve got yourself a 2-in-1 gift!

Tip: If you have extra fabric lying around, you can save some money by making your own reusable bags! Not sure how? See Day 11!

On the 11th Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap: If you’re into easy DIY projects, this homemade reusable bag is the gift wrap for you! 🛍 (see a how-to video here)

Materials needed:
Fabric (holiday designs optional!)
Ribbon
Sewing Machine OR Needle and Thread

Tip: Before sewing the sides together, test the size of the bag by placing your gift in it! Be sure to leave extra room on top to tie the bag!

On the 12th Day of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap, we’re ending our series with an easy, zero waste, and free gift wrap idea—packaging paper!

Packaging paper is a great alternative to plastic bubble wrap for keeping our orders safe, but don’t recycle them just yet! The wrinkles will give your gift a rustic and unique feel, and you can add some leaves or twigs for a natural finishing touch! 🌿🍂

Tip: If you need help securing the wrapping, try twine or yarn to keep the natural feel!

 

We hope you enjoyed our 12 Days of Plastic-Free Gift Wrap! And don’t forget, Plaine Products make great gifts! Give a holiday gift that’s good for them and the planet. Gift Cards and Gift Sets available in the shop.
Which plastic-free gift wrapping idea will you be using this holiday season? Let us know what other ideas you have!

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