Though I have plastic tape, I try my best to avoid wrapping with it because it’s single use plastic that never gets recycled. One of the ways I do this is to use the least amount of washi tape possible when gift wrapping or reuse ribbons to secure packages.
To make it easier I organize and store the ribbons so that they are tidy and easy to reuse. It used to be a stressful tangled horror before I started doing these tips below!
HOW TO STORE RIBBONS
We try to avoid tape as much as possible and as we’ve shown you before, using ribbons and strings is the perfect way to do Tape Free Wrapping. Combined with The Thoughtful Bow, it is the ultimate way to make sure that the wrapping materials you used can easily be reused by the recipient of your package.
This is a super-easy way to store ribbons neatly so they aren’t getting tangled up in your crafting/gifting kit. All you need are pearl/pin headpins.
Easy peasy right? Strings are a little bit different.
HOW TO STORE STRING
- Untangle Knots
- Wrap around 4 fingers while leaving some space at the end
- Remove from around your fingers & pinch in the middle
- Wrap excess string around the middle, then pull end through to knot
So before throwing away used Christmas wrappers & Ribbons on Christmas day, please consider flattening/organizing them to be used instead of bubble wrap and tape the next time you need to pack something.
Enjoy post Christmas decluttering. Please click to see tips on how to be more sustainable during the Christmas Holidays!