We’ve got some suggestions to help you put all that wrapping paper back to work. There is no longer a need to fear the mountain of paper left behind or feel guilty of the waste.
- Wrapping paper that’s not overtly Christmas themed can be used all year round.
- Line your drawers, shelves, storage boxes. A bit of color and pattern will liven up utilitarian spaces.
- Glue it on some cardboard and make coasters for drinks.
- Covering all your books to give them a revamp.
- Cover cardboard boxes to store small items.
- Wrapping paper is perfect for origami!
- Make a bookmark for the book lover in your life or yourself.
- Pack away delicate Christmas decorations. Cover a box, and use more leftover wrapping paper to as packing material. Now you don’t even need to label the box, to know that it has Christmas stuff in it.
- Create next year’s Christmas decorations – ornaments, garlands, wreaths, and countless other crafts that use paper.
- Save it to wrap next year’s gifts. Just roll it all back up!
- Make bows. Depending the kind of bow you make, you can use it for next Christmas or other occasions.
- Make a card and matching envelope for Christmas thank you letter or belated Christmas greeting.Cut the paper into uniform sizes for a note pad. You can write on the plain side.
- If you’re up for a challenge, you can take your old wrapping paper and make new paper! This is a great learning experience for young and old. See here for instructions.
Do you have any other tips for reusing or repurposing wrapping paper?