Mug “Gift Wrap”

When wrapping gifts, I try to reduce the amount of waste as much as possible — I always feel terribly guilty using wrapping paper. For smaller gifts – like cash, gift cards & jewelry – try using a resale shop mug. I often find great designs on older mugs from the -70’s and earlier and many times I pay less than $0.50 a piece. Seal the top with adhesive wrap and the contents stay in place. Also – the recipient has the added benefit of receiving a cool new mug for their morning coffee or to hold pens or flowers on their desk.

Funky resale shop mugs make great containers for smaller gifts and serve as a gift in their own right as well.

For this I used: Glad Press'n Seal multipurpose sealing wrap (grocery stores), a few resale shop mugs, an X-Acto knife and homemade pom-poms.

Place gift in mug and put a sheet of Press'n Seal on top. Press down along the rim to secure.

Flip cup over and run X-Acto knife around the edge to cut off excess.

You will have a neat and secure covering for your mug. Add a bow or a homemade pom-pom to the top with a dab of craft glue.

These make nice party favors too – they're green and different.


  1. Susan  July 16, 2014

    I just love your ideas, Camilla…and the way you are so environmentally conscious and creative at the same time.


  2. kristen  July 23, 2014

    This is so adorable and bright! I’m always on the search for those types of mugs – they are just the cutest. Thanks for another great idea!