Contributed by: Denise of Thrifty by Design and Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert.
Give the gift of thrift this Christmas and provide your family and friends with one-of-a-kind treasures, while also repurposing secondhand finds into reusable packaging. You can keep it simple with a Mason jar or scarf or invest a bit of time into the packaging by upcycling a blouse or t-shirt.
Drop by your local Salvation Army Thrift Store for gifts and items to repurpose into packaging. I used a shirt for this DIY.
Wash and iron the shirt.
Measure your pattern. I measured a square of 16 inches. This depends on the gift you’re wrapping. Measure and cut accordingly.
Now that you have your piece of fabric ready to go. Place your gift in the middle and being wrapping! You can look up the numerous options available by searching “furoshiki”. Furoshiki is a Japanese style of gift-wrapping using fabric.
You can look up the numerous options available by searching “furoshiki”. Furoshiki is a Japanese style of gift-wrapping using fabric.
Once you’ve wrapped your gift, you can leave it as is or bling it up even more. I tried using a funky silk tie to add a bow for my gift. The bee patterned shirt with the floral tie seemed like a fun match!
Other ideas for reusable gift wrap are using handkerchiefs, scarves, t-shirts, etc. Try another step by making DIY beeswax wrap. There are so many options!