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5 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

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Mason Jar

2. Mason Jars
Glass Mason jars are endlessly handy! Your giftee can use her empty mason jar to store knickknacks or bulk food. You can use it as a water glass or a vase. It’s a gift wrap option that’s definitely not heading to the landfill.

There are lots of gifts that you can make right inside of a Mason jar, or you can use it to wrap store-bought gifts. Small clothing or accessories like scarves or t-shirts will fit into pint- or quart-sized Mason jars. You can also use smaller half-pint Mason jars to gift more delicate things like jewelry and accessories. If you want to keep the present inside a mystery, just line the jar with a pretty piece of fabric.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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2:16PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Thank you! I have tried some ideas before but this year I will do more!

2:41AM PST on Feb 14, 2012

Wonderful ideas! Thanks.

2:23PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

nice and simple, thanks!

7:06PM PST on Dec 16, 2011

I usually put my gifts in the pretty reusable canvas bags sold at Whole Foods.

6:17AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

Very cool

8:26PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

fabulous!

8:21PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Great ideas. Thanks.

4:26PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

I am wrapping my gifts in colorful reusable shopping bags...a gift in and of itself!

6:34AM PST on Dec 14, 2011

On this overcrowded planet, waste is an increasingly serious problem. It's a necessary commandment to avoid waste in every way possible. I always reuse gift paper, and instead of gift ribbon I tie it with ivy branches that have to be cut anyway. They look really fine, and afterwards they are compostable.

4:20PM PST on Dec 13, 2011

Thanks.

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