Recycled Gift Wrap

November 18, 2013

Here are some great ideas for Recycled Gift Wrap – enjoy:)


Old Dress Patterns for tissue paper, with a pretty string and gift tag:)

child gift wrap

Tots drawings – we go through copious amounts of paper in our house so it’s great not to put it all in recycling, what could be better for a grandparent? No tots drawings? I guess you have had a lot of Christmas catalogue’s through the door which you could sew together:)


Newspaper gift bags – perfect for my Dad, I will be making him one out of the Financial Times, as he is a regular reader:)


Or fancy something stylish and slightly more subdued? brown paper can be easily jazzed up to create a special gift wrap.


Planning in giving away some of your own brews? Bag the bottle up – bag bottle is made from a former shirt sleeve.

Cosy Gift Wrap

Have an old sweater lying around? Love this cosy gift wrap idea.


Reusable fabric gift bags

Today I am delighted to be taking part in Craftfest Blog tour. For those who are new to my blog, I regularly blog on a Sunday sharing my latest project – often of the recycled and sewing theme:) Thanks for stopping by, I would be delighted if you decided to follow my blog, Facebook page or Pinterest🙂

Please do share your great gift wrap ideas I would love to hear them:)


This pot is linked up here

12 comments so far.

12 responses to “Recycled Gift Wrap”

  1. Joy says:

    Hiya Vicky
    Fantastic post, will definitely be using some of these this year.
    Love the cutie jumper wrapping!
    Joy xx

  2. Kate Dengra says:

    There are some great ideas here – I love anything handmade……and recycled!

    All the best with your craftfest week

    Kate x

  3. Carole Parker says:

    Great blog Vicky, love these ideas especially the newspaper bags! x

  4. Rose says:

    Great gift wrapping ideas, shared on twitter
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  5. Coming by from Craftfest and enjoying the post. Happy Holidays.
    Karen Traversy recently posted…Work in Progress for the HolidaysMy Profile

  6. Tania says:

    Great ideas – I love the knitted wrapping!
    Tania recently posted…Stocking fillers under a fiver!My Profile

  7. jillyrosie says:

    Wow, some great ideas. Absolutely love the shirt sleeve one. Would never have thought of that.

  8. Sharon says:

    Brilliant ideas. I love them. I’ve done Fabric Gifts Bags before – really easy to do and they look so lovely. The FT wrapping for Dad is amazing too – so simple but so good looking.
    Sharon recently posted…The Old Button Swop Number 2 – Beaded Bazzar and Pat (A Craftfest Christmas Blog Stop)My Profile

  9. Becky Chapman says:

    Lovely ideas 🙂 I cut off the little ribbon hanging straps you get in all women’s clothing these days (they just get in the way anyway) and add them to my ribbon bag for Christmas decs. Free ribbon and in lots of different colours!

  10. That cosy gift wrap is SO cute!

    I once wrapped all our Christmas gifts in the Financial Times (great pale pink colour) and black grosgrain ribbon. They looked gorgeous all piled under the tree 🙂
    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft recently posted…How to make a fantastic, easy peasy chocolate pirate ship cake in just one morning!My Profile

  11. Great ideas Vicky!

    A recent order from was wrapped in an old dress pattern, it was a nice touch.
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  12. I have a stash of no-longer-loved men’s shirts now and can’t wait to try your bottle bag! And I love the others, too . . . so many great ideas all in one post! 🙂
    Pillows A-La-Mode recently posted…The Green Crafts LifestyleMy Profile

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