Giving gifts to friends and neighbors is one of my very favorite things to do. What can I say, it’s one of my love languages. Can you think of a better gift to give or receive than a nice warm fresh loaf of homemade bread? Me either. That’s why I came up with this simple and inexpensive way to package up your homemade bread that is also very earth friendly.

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No wrapping paper here, friends!

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All you need is a dishtowel and a loaf of bread. The dishtowel I used was purchased at IKEA for .99 cents (about the same price for store-bought wrapping, minus the reusable part).

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It’s not necessary, but I like to place my loaf of bread in a plastic bag. This gives the gift recipient something to store the bread in once they’ve removed the dishtowel.

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Place the bread in the center of the dishtowel and pull two diagonal corners to the middle. Next, tie the two corners into a simple square knot.

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Then, tuck one remaining corner under the square knot and through to the other side. Repeat this step with the remaining loose corner.

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Once your bread is wrapped up you can add a simple tag or deliver as is.