START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

5 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

  • 4 of 6

fabric gift bag

3. Fabric Gift Bags

I don’t know about you guys, but I have a stash of those paper gift bags that grows every holiday. I like that you can use them over and over, and friends often save theirs for me, because they know that I reuse them. The trouble with those paper bags is that, although they’re reusable, they’re not terribly durable. That’s where fabric comes in!

Fabric gift bags have a much longer lifespan than their paper cousins, and they’re useful to your giftee in between the holidays. They can use their fabric gift bag as a little tote, or to store delicate items like jewelry. When the holidays come around, you can toss a fabric gift bag in the wash and use it to wrap gifts once again!

It’s easy as pie to sew up your own fabric gift bags, or you can find pre-made ones. My favorite place to look for finished fabric gift bags is on Etsy.

Next>> Decorative Tins

Photo by Becky Striepe

  • 4 of 6

Read more: Christmas, Conscious Consumer, Crafts & Design, Eco-friendly tips, Green, Green Gifts, Hanukkah, Holidays, Life, , , , , ,

quick poll

vote now!

Loading poll...

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

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!

71 comments

+ add your own
10:20AM PST on Dec 18, 2014

thanks for great ideas

12:27AM PST on Dec 18, 2014

Ty

12:27AM PST on Dec 18, 2014

Ty

6:28AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

great ideas, thank you

3:52AM PST on Dec 14, 2014

Make it a wonderful time for our life and environment

4:42AM PST on Dec 11, 2014

good ideas..

3:37PM PST on Dec 8, 2014

Giftee - whatever word is that? Recipient will do just fine!

9:35PM PST on Dec 7, 2014

Furoshiki is a lovely idea, but by the time I bought a yard of fabric for every gift, I would be broke!

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.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

So whats the purpose of this article? Makes no sense at all

A very touching story, you are just so adorable Russel, just so caring and sharing.

Good to know. This is not a problem that I have to worry about, but should this ever happen to me sh…

Thank you for the tips! On a diet, have currently lost 65 lbs and shooting for 50 more to reach my g…

Moderation... Thanks for the information.

CONTACT THE EDITORS



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.