Want to use up free materials at home and make your Christmas as sustainable as possible?
It’s time to gather some newspaper!
To match these Christmas cards that use newspaper, we’re using sheets of newspaper to wrap our gifts.
Use plastic free garden twine or string parcel to hold it in place so that you can skip the sticky tape.
Sticky tape isn’t recyclable, so it must be put separately in the bin and if left on recyclable paper it can get removed from recycling collections altogether.
Avoid this with good old-fashioned string parcel wrapping.
It’s important to note that not all wrapping ‘paper’ is recyclable either – most have plastic content.
So, our newspaper wrapping paper not only looks chic and minimalist, it stops another sheet of wrapping paper going to landfill.
Once you’ve wrapped and tied your gift, add a few sprigs of rosemary, eucalyptus, your foraging finds or tuck in an origami star – see our instructions here. The rosemary and eucalyptus will add a special Christmassy aroma.
Try using fabric wrap to wrap your Christmas gifts too
Let us know if what you use to wrap your presents