Course Description

In this course, you will learn about sustainable gift wrapping alternatives. Most wrapping paper is not recyclable because it contains plastic. It is fun to unwrap a gift. But it isn't fun to create a giant mountain of waste destined for landfill in the process. So learn beautiful ways to wrap gifts, without the rubbish at the end!

Course instructor

Zoe Morrison

In 2011 I wanted to quit my job and become a stay at home mum. I didn't know how I was going to afford it, but I was determined that spending less wasn't going to be at the expense of the environment or my families quality of life. I became passionate about learning ways to save money and the environment at the same time. In 2012 I walked away from my day job feeling confident that we could thrive on one salary instead of two and since the beginning have documented my experiences on my blog Eco Thrifty Living. I love living the eco-friendly thrifty life and have started these courses so I can share my tried and tested methods with you!

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Course content

    • Introduction

    • Take the Cut The Wrap Challenge

  2. 2
    • Which gifts do you need to wrap?

    • Which gifts do you need to wrap survey

  3. 3
    • Introducing Furoshiki and materials needed

    • How to wrap up a book Furoshiki style

    • How to wrap up two books furoshiki style

    • How to wrap up two small boxes furoshiki style

    • Furoshiki wrapped up bottle

    • Two bottles wrapped up Furoshiki style

    • Water bottle and coffee cup

    • Wrapping up a plant Furoshiki style

    • Take action

  4. 4
    • How and why to find eco friendly alternatives to sticky tape in your home!

    • Storing your ribbons, cords, string and so on

    • Take action

  5. 5
    • Introduction and materials you can use

    • Take action

  6. 6
    • Eco friendly ways you can decorate a gift

    • Decorate your gift with buttons and crinkly packaging

    • Decorate your gift with a ribbon and a cookie cutter

    • Bracelet and ribbon decoration

    • Superhero mask and magazine pages

    • Heavy duty plastic packaging lillies

    • Take action

  7. 7
    • Introduction

    • No sew trouser leg or sleeve gift wrap cracker

    • How to make gift bags from trouser legs or sleeves

    • Take action

  8. 8
    • Introduction

    • How to wrap up a gift in a pillow case

    • How to wrap a gift in a blanket, tea towel, bedsheet or piece of material

    • Take action

  9. 9
    • Introduction

    • Treasure hunt

    • Lucky dip

    • Raffle

    • Follow the string

    • Sack, bag or a box

    • Give a gift that doesn't need wrapping

    • Take action

  10. 10
    • Congratulations for completing this course

    • Take action