DIY Sustainable Mother’s Day Wrapping Paper

Make your Mother’s Day gift even more special with this beautiful, easy, and sustainable gift wrap! To make this uber cute wrapping paper you’ll need four things, 3 of which you probably already have handy, and one you can cut from your garden or grab from your local florist or grocer.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. A piece of fabric, possibly a pillowcase you don’t use anymore, maybe a shirt. Just make sure you wash it before you wrap your gift with it.
  2. Four safety pins or novelty pins.
  3. Sisal twine; specifically because it’s biodegradable.
  4. A bouquet of flowers. I used yellow roses, you can use whatever you’d like. Assuming you only have one gift to wrap you can then give the rest of the bouquet to mom. 🙂

Ok! You have your tools. Now comes the wrapping part.

  1. Wrap your gift in your chosen piece of fabric exactly how you would if it were paper wrap.
  2. Fasten the fabric with your pins.
  3. Cut a long piece of the sisal twine, a couple of feet. Wrap over the front of the package first to the back horizontally. Cross each end of the string in the back and bring it back around vertically. (You can do this step twice if you’d like the twine to be doubled up for appearance purposes.)
  4. Cut your rose or flower so it has about 6-8 inches of stem with some of the leaves still attached.
  5. Wrap the excess twine you have at the front to the stem of the flower, double knot it on the stem.
  6. Cut the excess pieces of twine.
  7. Voila! Your gift is ready for giving.


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