Most commercially available glues, adhesives, and tapes are not environmentally friendly. Glues and adhesive contain compounds that contain plastics. Tapes—including masking tape and painter’s tape—use plastics as a carrier for the adhesive. So, what to do? Make your own environmentally friendly, recyclable glue—and use it to make this clever gift wrap idea.
Use the glue while it is warm and liquid. As the glue cools it will set up—just like Jello!!
Rewarm the glue to re-liquify it. You can do this by placing the container of glue in a hot water bath, microwaving in five second spurts, or gently reheating with a heat gun. If you opt for the heat gun method, keep the heat gun constantly moving and not too close to the glue.
When selecting fabrics avoid any with metallic thread and glitter—these aren’t recyclable. Choose twine, kitchen string, strips of fabric, or cloth ribbons. Again, no glitter or metallics.