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9 Clever Ways to Reuse Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper


If you’re anything like me, you have an ungodly amount of leftover holiday wrapping paper in your home right now. You’re probably thinking, What am I supposed to do with all this paper? Well, let me show you! Here are 9 clever ways to reuse leftover holiday wrapping paper to help you better organize your home and office and save some cash along the way!

1) Gift Tags

One way to reuse holiday wrapping paper is by cutting it into gift tags! You can either use scissors or a hole punch to make the tags and then write whatever message you’d like on them. You can also get creative and decorate the tags with stamps, markers, or glitter. If you have leftover ribbon, you can even tie the tags onto the presents.

2) Decorations

You can use wrapping paper to make all sorts of fun and festive decorations for your home. For example, you can cut out shapes and glue them to popsicle sticks to make cute holiday flags. Or, you can use wrapping paper to make a wreath or garland. You can even use it to wrap around vases or mason jars to add a bit of holiday cheer to your décor.

3) Favors

You can turn leftover holiday wrapping paper into unique favors for your next party. Simply cut out small shapes, like stars or circles, and glue them onto Hershey’s Kisses. Or, you can make flowers by cutting out petals and wrapping them around a toothpick. Get creative and have fun!

4) Gift Bags

If you have any fabric stiffener on hand, you can turn wrapping paper into coasters! Just cut the paper into whatever shape you want, brush on the fabric stiffener, and let it dry. Once it’s dry, you can use it just like any other coaster. If you don’t have fabric stiffener, you can also use mod podge or even just clear glue.

5) Writing Tablets

1. Donate it to a local school or daycare. They can use it for arts and crafts projects.
2. Use it as packing material when you ship items through the mail.
3. Wrap small presents or gift cards with it.
4. Frame it and use it as wall art.
5. Use it as a tablecloth or placemat.
6. Make a collage with it.
7. Recycle it.

6) Coasters

Did you know that you can make coasters out of wrapping paper? All you need is a little bit of Mod Podge and some cork backing, and you’re good to go! You can even find cork backing at the dollar store. This is a great way to use up those smaller pieces of wrapping paper that you can’t bear to part with.

7) Scraps Into Spring Flowers (DIY Project)

Have a bunch of leftover scraps from wrapping presents? Don’t throw them away just yet! With a little bit of creative folding, you can turn those scraps into beautiful flowers that are perfect for sprucing up your home for spring. This easy DIY project is a great way to recycle and add a personal touch to your decor. Here’s how to do it

8) Crafts (DIY Projects)

If you’re the DIY type, there are all sorts of things you can make with leftover wrapping paper. Wall art is always a popular option. You can also use it to make gift tags, coasters, ornaments, and more. Get creative and see what you can come up with!

9) Stencils

You can use holiday wrapping paper as stencils! Just tape the paper down to whatever surface you’re working on, and start painting away. You can make some really beautiful patterns this way. Plus, it’s a great way to use up those scraps of wrapping paper that are too small to wrap anything else with.

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