Rustic wrapping accessories definitely helps your wish come true for a double Eco-Friendly (ecologically & economically) Christmas!
With the pandemic, finding something that fulfills the role of double Eco is challenging. So, long story short, we’re going to DIY it! It’s actually good for your health & well-being as well.
In this article, I’ll show you How to make Rustic Wrapping Accessories for an Eco-Friendly Christmas.
Ecologically & Economically Friendly
For materials, you are actually going to go outside and do a scavenger hunt, and use items you already have like bits & pieces of paper, twine e.t.c. This is so you’re using either biodegradable or repurposed materials for reducing environmental footprint, and its double Eco-friendly!
The most important thing for these DIY projects is your imagination! It’s easier than you think, so let’s dive in!
Materials for Rustic Wrapping Accessories
- Green: any greens you can find – I like rosemary & ground fir for its fragrant.
- Red: berries like holly berries & rose hips e.t.c
- White: snow berries
- Brown: ornamental grass, arbutus bark, pine cones e.t.c.
- paper: any card stock or scrap paper including toilet paper roll
- tie: jute or cotton twine, raffia e.t.c.
5 Rustic Wrapping Accessories
#1. Wreath Style
The first on the list is a small wreath accessory! This is one of my favorites because of the aroma you & others can enjoy.
To begin, tie a few rosemary stems together and create a circle. While you are connecting them, gently guide the stem to curve. It totally depends on the stems. Some are flexible while others are quite stiff and break easily.
Once you create a small wreath, then add some red berries and extra items.
Here’s the tutorial video you can watch!
#2. Bouquet Style Rustic Wrapping Accessories
Next, let’s make a small Christmas bouquet as an accessory. Like a flower arrangement, your imagination comes alive in front of you! It’s all about creativity that makes you as a designer!
For these, I used the Arbutus bark pieces as wrappers. You can also use a big leaf, woven grass, or anything biodegradable!
First, gather some colors in a bunch, and wrap it with the bark. When you are done, simply tie it with jute twine. Again, you are the designer, so create your own original bouquet as an accessory.
Just like the first two projects, you’re going to use natural materials for beading. I used rose hips, but you can use other berries like cranberries as well. Unfortunately, holly berries didn’t really work well and got split in half.
First, cut cotton twine or thread roughly 20-30cm. Then put it through a yarn needle. Keep one side longer for tying a piece of green. As you can see in the picture above, that’s going to be the bottom. It also stops the rose hips from sliding down.
When you have the bottom piece done, bead the rose hips one at a time. When you are happy with the look, make a loop on top to complete. If you have children, they’ll enjoy this one for sure!
Check out the tutorial below!
One of the things I no longer buy is a gift tag because it’s so easy & fun to make. Tags are usually small, but like others, it can tell so much about you.
What you need: card stock, some greens & twine
If you want to mass-produce tags, do step 1 for as many tags as you want, then do step 2 for all the tags, then step 3, etc. Click here for a tutorial on the tag you see above.
Does it tell you what I like?
#5. Toilet Paper Roll for Rustic Wrapping Accessories
Last one is a toilet paper roll flower. As you can see in the picture below, it’s so easy and such a pretty addition to your gift wrapping.
What you need: toilet paper roll, jute twine and some green & red berries
To begin, press it down and cut it into 6 pieces. You can either measure and cut or simply go for it – I like the latter!
Once it’s done, start gluing the pieces together with glue gun. Whenever you add a piece, pinch the part (the center), so it sets nicely. When you get to the final piece, apply the glue on both sides. Then place the piece in between.
Finally, add some twine and colors on top like what you see in the picture above.
What do you think about these rustic wrapping accessories?
I literally spent $0 by using natural materials and what I already had. So these accessories met the double Eco-Friendly wish for Christmas 2021! And they can double as an accessory & an ornament!
On top of that, this project made me pay close attention to beauty in winter. Both connecting with nature and my creativity helped me feel good.
Now, I want you to try creating one of these listed above. And when you do, please take a picture and share it with us!❤️