Need some gift wrapping tips? You’re in the right place. Up-cycle, re-cycle whatever it is you want to call it, we have some fab ideas of how to wrap your gifts, making them look more beautiful than ever !!  Not only do these all look gorgeous they are eco-friendly meaning you have made your mark on reducing waste – PERFECT! 

 

GO NATURAL 

Recycled brown paper, a trip to the woods and a Christmas roller that’s pretty much all you need for this wrapping method. Ramp it up a notch by making your presents smell delicious! Attach herbs, flowers fruit or spices such as rosemary, lavender, dried oranges and cinnamon. Your bound to win best wrapper for this at christmas karaoke (watch this space Stormzy) 

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FUROSHIKI

Is there anything the Japanese do that doesn’t look beautiful? Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. Unlike wrapping paper which cannot be reused (unless you are some insane ability to not rip open your presents). Furoshiki can be used again and again and is almost a gift in itself. 

Old t-shirts, dresses, shirts and scarfs, absolutely anything can be used. For the arty farty pants – why not draw some designs onto your fabric for that extra personal touch. 

 

FUROSHIKI

 

KEEP IT SIMPLE

A simple yet beautiful way of wrapping your gifts with only 3 materials: 

Hessian sack or material, rope or ribbon and a Sharpie. 

Bung your presents in the middle of the material or inside the bag, bunch it together at the top tie it in a knot at the top, pop a ribbon around it and write your message on the front. You could even add a personal touch by writing peoples names – saves you buying gift tags. 

 

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PUT IT ON THE MAP

Remember the big old road atlas’ that Dad used to pull out on a road trip? Well these make another perfect material to wrap up your presents. If you know your friends and families favourite countries or places then you could even carefully select that area of the map. Top it with a little sparkly pipe cleaner and your work is done! 

 

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DON’T HAVE ANY TAGS?

If you are using plain paper – draw your tag onto it with a sharpie ! 

Paint the name across the present 

Use an old playing card 

Create some online and print off 

 

AND REMEMBER … 

Always use double sided tape 

Do not use left handed scissors if you are right handed (obvs)

Measure your gift in the material before committing to the cut! 

 

HAPPY WRAPPING 

PEACE LOVE AND MUDDY PAWS 

TEAM REFINERY XX 

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