Recycled Gift Wrap Ideas!

Posted on April 26, 2012

Hi, Everyone! So, a couple of days ago I shared my Handmade Paper Bow Tutorial with you, and I promised I would be back with some cute and creative gift wrap ideas! I had a couple of presents that I needed to wrap up, and even though I have a whole drawer full of pretty wrapping paper and ribbon, I decided to recycle some different materials and come up with fun ways to wrap the presents up! Here is what I came up with, I hope it gives you some good ideas…!DSCN4938




 I love wrapping gifts, I always have, so this was a lot of fun for me! I hope I’ve given you some good ideas for the next time you’re wrapping a gift for someone! There’s nothing more fun than receiving a present that’s as pretty on the outside as it is once it’s unwrapped! Have a great weekend, Everybody! Happy Crafting!

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  • Amy - while wearing heels April 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I would be happy to be given any gifts by you…actually, I would be just as happy to look at gifts you are giving. My favorite is the crinkled tissue paper, gift bag handle ribbon gift.


    • Maria April 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Oohh thanks, Amy! These were so fun to wrap!

    • Boise Witch January 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

      I really liked the crinkled tissue paper.. but loved all the ideas.

  • Christina at I Gotta Create! April 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Your packages are GORGEOUS and your photos are just stunning! I love gift wrapping, too. <3 Christina

  • Jenilyn April 27, 2012 at 2:45 am

    These are so lovely! I love the buttons and burlap! I would love for you to link this up to my “I Made This” party at Grits & Giggles!

    • Maria April 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Thanks for the invite, I linked up!

  • Mariana April 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Oh, I love these!! Now I wish I had presents to give out just so I could wrap them.
    Also, these remind me of a certain Sound of Music song. “Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens…”

    • Maria April 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      “Brown paper packages tied up with string…” Glad you liked these!!!

  • Ann April 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Beautiful ideas! I love the brown with the blue. The Burlap makes a lovely trim.

  • Melanna April 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Buttons! That’s brilliant. I’m pinning this post. My sister in law always has such pretty packages for birthdays. I’ve got to start learning the art. I would love if you would come share this with my readers at the new linky party I co-host.

  • Recipes We Love April 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Love, love, love this!! Found you on Chic on a shoestring Decorating!


  • weiya @ enjoyer of grace April 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Maria! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂 I LOVE Cheesecake Factory too. Let me know how the pasta turns out. Hope you’ll like it!

    Btw, your blog is too adorable! You are so creative and I can’t to start following your posts 😀 Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Jenn Gray April 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I simply LOVE this. LOVE the crinkly paper one.

  • Kim @ Too Much Time April 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    These are SOOO freakin awesome!Love recycled and rustic looking wrapping. That crazy bow is my fave. I would be super excited if you linked up over at my Anything Goes Link Party going on from 6 MST Friday till midnight Monday.
    xxx, Kim

  • Christine April 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    This is the most beautiful packaging EVER!!!!!!!! Very original!!!

  • Lindsay April 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Beautiful! What pretty packaging. I wouldn’t want to open the present, since it looks so nice! Great job!

  • Cupcake Crazy Gem April 28, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for your comments on my cake! so glad to have found your blog! these presents are soooo beautifully wrapped! I have a massive thing for good wrapping! I love the buttons and I also love your homemade bow, it’s amazing! I will definitely have to check out your tutorial! To me there’s nothing better than a well wrapped present! and your photos are really amazing too!

  • Rachel {} April 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    These are so cute!!! So much better than the store bought kind and these are recycled!!! Great job! I am pinning now! Thanks for the idea!

    • Maria April 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

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  • Jennifer Dawn April 29, 2012 at 9:30 am

    What lovely gift wrap ideas! I especially love the buttons! Very neat that these are recycled ideas–eco friendly for Earth Day and Arbor Day.

  • Ambreen May 2, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Wow! Definitely impressive, great ideas! Thanks Maria for visiting me and for your sweet words 🙂

  • Lina - Fancy Frugal Life May 20, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Ok these are just amazing! I mean come on…how awesome! 🙂 I want to go learn the bow now!
    Thanks for stopping by FFL.
    Lina @Fancy Frugal Life

  • subbu raj April 5, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Nice gift wrap ideas.

    Gift Wrap and Tissue

  • Nancy October 11, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Look so nice! Thank you for sharing.

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