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Eco-friendly gift wrap

This is a very simple way to wrap small gifts, like CDs, DVDs, or books.  If you raid your stash for the materials, it is completely free and eco-friendly.  (If you don’t have a fabric stash, a pretty pillowcase would work just as nicely!)




  1. Use a fat quarter to wrap each gift, in the same manner that you would use wrapping paper, but don’t tape it closed.
  2. Sign the tag, punch a hole in it, and thread it onto the ribbon.
  3. Tie the ribbon around the package in such a way as to secure the fabric flaps.


Voila!  Beautifully-wrapped gifts.  With luck, the recipient will give you back your fat quarters so you can use them again for another occasion 😀


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15 thoughts on “Eco-friendly gift wrap

  1. Cool! RT @polkadotcreatio: New tutorial: Eco-friendly gift wrap

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  3. I would not give them back, especially those! LOL
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    1. LOL! Aren’t they pretty? I lucked into them in my local fabric store’s FQ bin. They don’t usually have such nice things in there.

  4. yeah, I’d be hoping to get loads of things wrapped like that in order to make something from them!
    .-= See Emma’s latest blog post: A Star is Born =-.

    1. Luckily, I gave these gifts to my husband, so I got my stuff right back 🙂

  5. Lovely fabric choices. Great combo with my gift tags! 🙂
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    1. Thank you! Your tags are too cute – thanks for making them free!

  6. Love this idea. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time but never gotten around to it. Alas I have some presents to wrap for this weekend so thanks for the timely inspiration.
    Your gifts look too good to unwrap.

    .-= See Libby’s latest blog post: A Day in My Life – August =-.

    1. Glad I could help 🙂

  7. That’s so pretty! I’ve tried Japanese Furoshiki gift wrapping before, but never thought to use fabric as if it were regular gift wrapping paper.
    .-= See Stephanie’s latest blog post: Homemade 40th Birthday Gag Gifts – Easy to Make! =-.

    1. Honestly, this was born out of laziness – it was much easier for me to grab a few fat quarters from my fabric bin than it was to hunt down the wrapping paper and tape around the house 🙂 But now I think I’m going to do it all of the time, if I can!

  8. Hehehe that’s cute about hoping to get the fabric back! I always wrap my Mom’s presents with the fanciest boxes, bags, ribbons and fabrics I have. No need to be selective, she always gives them back. I still wrap others’ presents in good stuff mind you, but I’m a little more careful what I use! 🙂 (Like the way you folded the corners of your fabric. Will do mine like that next time.)
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    1. I used to keep all of the bags & boxes that were given to me at Christmas, so that I could re-use them, but it got to be too much – I gave up storing that stuff years ago, so now after the holiday gifts have been given, I end to give everybody back their special bags & such, since I know they’ll save them and re-use them. If I kept them, I’d just end up using them to haul stuff to the post office 🙂

  9. This is lovely! I just started a blog about gift wrapping ( and found your post while doing some research.

    I like this kind of idea quite a bit for gifts between significant others. You want to make the gift look nice, and why not use materials that you know you’ll be able to use again?

    Thanks for sharing!
    .-= See Charissa – The Gifted Blog’s latest blog post: Inspired By: DIY Vietnamese Sandwiches =-.

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