DIY: Repurposed Gift Wrapping

Updated: December 2016

The season for major gifts is coming, we are less than a month away for Christmas and New Year. Here are some ideas to wrap your presents in an unique way but also reusing materials we usually could throw away. Hope you find them inspirational, I bet you will not need to buy old common paper and ribbons to wrap your presents again!

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Don’t toss away all the wrapping paper and ribbon that once covered other gifts. Instead, run it through a shredder (cut to size first, if needed) and use it for lining gift boxes or bags.

You can always repurpose some cloth and wrap everything with the awesome japanese Furokashi style 😉

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Reusing old Yellow Pages / Phonebooks

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I have so far 2 yellow pages and 2 phonebooks, they are updated every year or two. Most of them are made with recycled paper already, and many times they offer to recycle them or you just have to deliver them to a paper recycling bank.

Yellow Pages opt out recommends:

  • Check your local phone book for recycling information, usually in the front or back
  • If curbside recycling is offered in your community, you will likely have the ability to recycle Yellow Pages directories by putting them in your curbside bin
  • If curbside recycling is not an option, visit your county’s solid waste department’s Web site for recycling information
  • Contact your local Yellow Pages publisher for phone book recycling drop-off locations

If you, on the other hand, have one or two (maybe more) but want a creative way to reuse them, then continue reading and find some ideas:

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Reusing empty Tape Rolls

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Tape Roll Pendant
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Reusing old magazines / newspapers

Updated: April 2016

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New Uses for Old Things in the Bathroom

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Originally published by Real Simple

Fresh new spins on bathroom essentials:

Toothbrush | Soap | Cotton balls | Shower curtain | Toilet paper tube/roll |
Hair dryer | Conditioner | Baby oil | Dental floss | Flat iron |
Cotton swab | Epsom salt | Hair spray | Lip balm | Nail polish/remover |
Petroleum jellyRubbing alcohol | Comb | Toothpaste | Others

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DIY: Upcycled Mother’s Day Gifts ideas (avoid consuming!)

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Update: May 2015

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PAINTED WINE BOTTLE VASES – MOTHER’S DAY GIFT
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Homemade Mother’s Day gift idea: Help Mom relax with a flax seed & lavender neck pillow
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DIY: Upcycled Valentine’s Day Gifts ideas (avoid consuming!)

DIY: Upcycled Valentine's Day Gifts ideas (avoid consuming!) | ecogreenlove[Updated: February 2016]

“Valentine’s Day has been horribly commercialised, and if you’re green of heart, you may feel inclined to ignore it altogether. But I always say, there’s no bad day to tell someone that you love and appreciate their presence in your life.”

– Beth Buczynski

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Upcycled globe: I love you around the world and back again
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YOU ROCK, VALENTINE!
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