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Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap for DIY Scrubs and Salts

Are you looking for eco-friendly gift wrap for your homemade bath salts or body scrubs? Look no further than your own magazine collection!

If you’re like me, you hate to throw away beautiful scraps of paper or magazines with stunning photographs. That’s where the Japanese art of Tsutsumi comes in handy. Tsutsumi is a traditional gift-wrapping technique that involves using paper to create a beautiful and unique package.

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Reduce Waste With The Art Of Tsutsumi

To start, you’ll need to gather some leftover paper scraps. This can include anything from old book pages and wallpaper remnants to posters and magazine pages. The lighter the weight of the paper, the easier it will be to wrap. (If you happen to have a stash of Washi paper it’s perfect for this technique.)

Once you have your paper, it’s time to start wrapping. Take two pieces of paper and place the side that will show when the gift is wrapped face down. Place the inside pattern or picture face up, leaving a 1/4” overlap at the top. Then, cut a 1” notch in the top right corner. Align the bottom of the jar or bottle with the notch and roll the paper around the object. Fold in the bottom at the notch and seal it. Finally, crimp the top of the paper and gently fold about ¼” of the paper back to reveal the inside pattern. Tie the crimped top with the ribbon, and you’re done!

If you don’t have a lot of time or don’t want to bother with the two-piece wrapping technique, you can still create a beautiful and eco-friendly package with just a single sheet of decorative paper. Simply wrap the paper around the bottle or jar and tape it closed. Then, tie a ribbon or piece of twine around the top to give it a finished look.

Show Off Your Personality with Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap

Not only is this a great way to reduce waste and protect the environment, but it’s also a fun and creative way to show off your personality and style.

So, the next time you’re looking for a unique and eco-friendly gift wrap for your homemade bath products, try using magazine paper and the art of Tsutsumi.

With a little bit of ingenuity, you can turn almost any type of paper into beautiful and eco-friendly gift wrapping.

Your friends and family will love the beautiful and thoughtful packaging, and you’ll feel good knowing that you’ve given new life to your paper stash.

Want to learn more about packaging? Whether you plan to sell your homemade bath products or display them on your bathroom shelf, you’ll find lots of delightful ideas in our free DIY Scrub Packaging guide.

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