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.

Comments (2):

  1. Susan

    July 16, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    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 at 4:38 pm

    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!

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