13 Ways To Reuse Wrapping Paper

paper-933661We’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.

  1. Wrapping paper that’s not overtly Christmas themed can be used all year round.
  2. Line your drawers, shelves, storage boxes. A bit of color and pattern will liven up utilitarian spaces.
  3. Glue it on some cardboard and make coasters for drinks.
  4. Covering all your books to give them a revamp.
  5. Cover cardboard boxes to store small items.
  6. Wrapping paper is perfect for origami!
  7. Make a bookmark for the book lover in your life or yourself.
  8. 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.
  9. Create next year’s Christmas decorations – ornaments, garlands, wreaths, and countless other crafts that use paper.
  10. Save it to wrap next year’s gifts. Just roll it all back up!
  11. Make bows. Depending the kind of bow you make, you can use it for next Christmas or other occasions.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?