10 DIY Christmas Wrapping Hacks!

Give your wallet and the environment a rest this Christmas, by getting creative and recycling your wrapping paper.

Rubbish volumes spike by up to 30 percent at Christmas, and a large portion of that is discarded wrapping paper. But it doesn’t have to be that way - do your wallet and the environment a favour and think outside the wrapping box with these 10 clever upcycled solutions!

1. Don’t buy plastic wine bags - cut the leg of a pair of jeans, sew the bottom, and finish with a ribbon. Easy! Alternatively, use the sleeve of an old jumper. 


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2. We love this idea for using old newspaper! Fold into small bags and finish with a doily.  

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3. Lay out some butchers paper and let the kids go crazy with paint.

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4. Old tins with a little spray paint and crepe paper become a quirky and original gift box! 

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5. Repurpuse old maps, sheet music or even newspaper.

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6. Who says you have to use paper? Use old fabric or even stylish tea towels as a novel way to wrap a gift. 

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7. Upcycle old biscuit tins with a blast of spray paint.

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8. Don’t buy fancy containers – just cover your Pringles can in wrapping paper for something that can be used over and over! 

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9. Believe it or not, this beautiful container is an old coke bottle!

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10. Save it for next year! Christmas cards as well as wrapping paper can be recycled – so stash it away in a box and bring it out next year. 

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