Gift Wrapping Ideas : 6 Ways to Wrap a Gift With Recycled Grocery Bags

 

The holidays are already expensive and stressful enough so when it comes to wrapping, I like to find options that are affordable and easy . With a few supplies found Amazon & a couple recycled grocery bags, I will show you 6 Ways to Wrap your Holiday Gifts this year.

Minimal Wrapping Ideas : 6 Ways to Wrap a Gift With Recycled Grocery Bags

SUPPLIES :

If you would like to recreate all 6, below is what you will need however please note not every style requires all supplies.

  1. Recycled Paper Grocery Bags . If you don’t have any but want to recreate this look, I found an affordable butcher paper option you can get through Amazon Prime.

  2. Scissors

  3. Scotch Tape

  4. Wooden Craft Beads

  5. Sharpie / Pen

  6. Twine

  7. Faux / Real Greenery

  8. Hole Punch / Ice pick .

  9. Red Thread / Yarn

  10. Hot glue gun

START WRAPPING :

Minimal Wrapping Ideas : 6 Ways to Wrap a Gift With Recycled Grocery Bags

Get Crafty with a D.I.Y Gift Tag :

  1. Wrap the gift completely with the brown paper.

  2. Create a tag from an extra piece of butcher paper/ paper bag.

  3. Poke 2 holes , one on the top and 1 on the bottom of the tag.

  4. Wrap the Twine around the package making sure the two ends of the twine end up at the front of the gift.

  5. String the twine through the label and secure the knot behind the tag.

  6. Add 2 sprigs of real or faux greenery behind the tag, securing with a piece of scotch tape.

Minimal Wrapping Ideas : 6 Ways to Wrap a Gift With Recycled Grocery Bags

This one is the most simple options yet one of my favorites :

  1. Wrap the gift completely.

  2. Use the twine and wrap it around the gift 5-7 times.

  3. Slip a piece of Greenery under the twine, exposing some of the leaves between the individual strings.

Ta daaaa! It only takes about 2 minutes but looks thoughtful and aesthetically pleasing.

Minimal Wrapping Ideas : 6 Ways to Wrap a Gift With Recycled Grocery Bags

Try this greenery ring option :

  1. Wrap your Greenery in a circle shape - I used burgundy thread to hold the greenery in the circle shape and allowed the extra thread to hang freely. You can also use a piece of twine, tape or floral tape to secure it if you would like a cleaner look.

  2. Cut a piece of twine about 2 1/2 times the length of the package and string it through the greenery circle securing it with a knot at the back of the package.

  3. Cut off any excess twine or tie into a a bow.

Minimal Wrapping Ideas : 6 Ways to Wrap a Gift With Recycled Grocery Bags

Here’s a novel idea! Let the bag… remain a bag!

After trying so many ways to cut , wrap and tape a grocery bag , I decided to just transform it into a simple gift bag.

  1. Use a pair of scissors to cut across the top of the bag, removing any existing handles.

  2. Roll the top of the bag and use a hole punch / ice pick to create 2 holes through the back of the bag and folded section.

  3. String the twine through the hole leaving both ends of the twine on the front of the bag.

  4. String a couple wooden beads on the end of the twine and tie a knot to secure them .

    PRO TIP: If your twine becomes unraveled and is difficult to string through the wooden beads, use a piece of scotch tape on the ends and remove it when you are ready to tie it off.

  5. Add a piece of greenery by tying a knot around the stem and finish with a bow.

Minimal Wrapping Ideas : 6 Ways to Wrap a Gift With Recycled Grocery Bags

Create a Christmas holiday scene :

  1. Cut 2-3 small slits in the paper.

  2. Add 2 sprigs of greenery in the bottom slit and secure with tape.

  3. Tape off the slits to create a solid base to use hot glue on. This will also prevent anything from catching the slits and ripping the paper.

  4. Add any holiday decorations you wish. I created a snow man from wooden beads and a scarf from scotch tape and burgundy thread. I also added a metal star I had laying around in my craft drawer.

  5. Create a gift tag from a scrap piece of paper bag.

  6. Tie a short piece of twine into a bow and hot glue the tag and bow onto the gift.

Minimal Wrapping Ideas : 6 Ways to Wrap a Gift With Recycled Grocery Bags

Create a basic gift wrap with twine :

  1. Cut a piece of twine about 5x the length of your package.

  2. Find the middle of the twine by bringing the ends together and dividing it in half

  3. Place the middle of the twine over the center of the front of package.

  4. Wrap the twine around the edges and bring it together at the center of the back of the gift.

  5. Twist the twine and wrap around the remaining 2 sides of the package and finish with a knot in the center of the front side.

  6. Add wooden beads to the end of the twine and secure with a knot

  7. Tie into a bow and add a piece of greenery.

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Minimal Wrapping Ideas : 6 Ways to Wrap a Gift With Recycled Grocery Bags

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