sustainable gift wrapping

i'm always sad whenever i receive a beautifully wrapped gift & i have to throw away the gorgeous wrapping because i can't reuse it. so this holiday season i've decided that all my loved ones will receivea sustainable gift, inside out. my gifts will be wrapped in soft linen towels, that can be reused as a tea towel, napkin or another gift wrap! below are different ways of wrapping your gifts sustainably fashionable!

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equipment

basics

   tea towels, various sizes (depending on size of gift(s)

optional

   small pine cones, cinnamon sticks, small pine tree branches

   a few drops essential  oils of your choice (we used pine,  fir, clove & cinnamon)

instructions

 

1. candy wrap: fold your towel so its three times as wide as your gift and twice as long. wrap your towel around your gift, make sure the gift is centered, so the sides are the same length. now tie both ends with string , forming a bow, cut any extra string. if you choose to use essential oils, put a few drops of your favorite essential on the fabric for a wonderful therapeutic scent. 

 

2. bottle wrap:  fold your towel so it's three times as wide as your gift and twice as long. wrap your towel around your gift, make sure the gift is laying on the first third of the fabric, fold one side in so there's no open end. wrap a long piece of string it around the fabric, starting at the bottom all the way to the top of the gift, now tie your string and form a bow. cut any extra string. if you choose to use essential oils, put a few drops of your favorite essential on the fabric for a wonderful therapeutic scent.

 

 

3. box wrap: (suitable for rectangular and flat gifts) fold your tea towel so it's twice as long and three times as wide a your gift, wrap your gift like you'd normally wrap with paper, tie a long piece of string across both sides of your gift, tie a bow. decorate the bow with cinnamon sticks or a pine branch or/and glue a small pine cone on the bow. scent the fabric with your favorite essential oil if you like! 

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