Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap by Guest Artist Vanessa Spencer

December 1st, 2020

Vanessa Spencer - Green Gift Wrap Inspiration

We’re getting down to the wire; Christmas is literally just around the corner! This is the time when people tend to get a little stressed out, but we’re here to offer a helping hand! Today we’re joined by the wonderful and talented Vanessa Spencer, who is going to show us a creative and artful way to wrap gifts — which is especially helpful for last-minute shoppers, like myself! This project is a great way to reuse old gift wrap, magazine pages, and even old newspapers. While getting ready for Christmas might be a little taxing, don’t forget to take some time to be creative.

Grab some twine, ribbon, and decorative washi tape, and join us for a crash-course in eco-friendly gift wrapping!

Vanessa Spencer - Green Gift Wrap Inspiration
I love to add character to gift-wrapping and I’m fairly passionate for green crafting, so I thought I’d share a little inspiration for some last minute holiday gift-wrapping ideas.

Home décor magazines are one of my weaknesses. They’re full of inspiring decorating ideas and articles. I will often tear out the pages I want to keep before throwing the rest away into the recycling bin. I will add — I’ve never thrown a Somerset magazine in the trash… They’re more like books, so I could never do that.

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Using old magazine pages works well for small gifts. If the page doesn’t completely cover the box you are wrapping, just connect a few pieces with washi tape. After wrapping these small gifts with old magazine pages, I added a little character with some various crafty odds and ends including:

Vanessa Spencer - Green Gift Wrap Inspiration

I know that I will be applying many of these ideas to many of my Christmas gifts — most of which are still waiting to be wrapped. Please join me in thanking Vanessa Spencer for providing us with this useful bit of holiday inspiration.

 

Vanessa Spencer is a mixed-media artist and crafter. She lives in Logan, Utah with her husband Ross, daughter Izzy, and son Brin. You can see more of Vanessa Spencer’s Work in GreenCraft Magazine.


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This holiday season, give the gift that keeps on giving by turning the recycling bin into Santa’s magic sack! GreenCraft Magazineis overflowing with inspired, environmentally-safe craft projects that also happen to double as one-of-a-kind gift ideas. Best of all, there’s even more of Vanessa’s beautiful gift wrap ideas.

Click here to explore more issues of GreenCraft Magazine.



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