Craft: Give Your Old Wrapping Paper a New Lease of Life
Instead of throwing away your pretty wrapping paper, put it to use for various household projects
I can’t be the only person with a wardrobe shelf full of empty shoe boxes. Instead of throwing them into the recycling bin, cover them with extra gift wrap for storage you’ll want to show off.
Make use of leftover giftwrap of all shapes and sizes by lining some drawers and shelves. Not only will it add a dash of colour to a dark or dreary space, but having some pretty paper in your drawers may help you stay organised. Iron out any wrinkles, cut the paper to fit and slide it into the drawer. Use double-sided tape or glue it down for a longer-lasting solution.
Book covers might not be for everyone, but covering books with pretty pieces of giftwrap (no glue required) can bring extra style to a bookcase.
Vintage crates are great for storage or display. But if you’re tired of the salvaged and worn wood look, brighten things up with a new coat of paint and some wrapping paper, attached with a strong adhesive.
If Christmas morning leaves you with a pile of random giftwrap scraps, a banner could be a great way to make use of all the colours and sizes.
In lieu of a bulletin board or pinboard, use a few clipboards to hang inspirational images in front of your desk. Cover the clipboards with giftwrap and hang them on your office wall with a nail or hook.
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Other ideas for reusing gift wrap
Shred and use it to pack or ship delicate items, make your own gift bows and tags, or iron out the wrinkles and save it for next year.
How do you reuse leftover giftwrap? Share your most creative idea in the Comments below.