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10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

It happens every year. I have 5 rolls of partially used Christmas wrapping paper that I'm not sure what to do with. I feel bad throwing it out, but I also don't really have the space to store it for a year. But it turns out there are lots of genius ways to repurpose it. Here are ten of my favorites.   

 

10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

1. Send it through a shredder and use it to package birthdays gifts throughout the year (or it would be perfect for storing those fragile Christmas ornaments). [Photo: Martha Stewart]

2. Frame it! If the pattern is overtly Christmas-themed, save it for next December... if not, leave it up all year long! [Photo: Thoughtfully Simple]

10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

3. Make a pretty paper chain for next year. [Photo: Good Housekeeping]

4. Or a paper wreath if you have lots left over. Here's the tutorial. [Photo: Centsational Girl]

10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper
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5. These paper bows are pretty easy to make once you get the hang of it. Find out how here. [Photo: Whole Living]

6. Instead of using paint chips as shown above, make confetti out of your leftover gift wrap. [Photo: Amy Osaba]

10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

7. Protect your books with a layer of pretty wrapping paper, or have the kids cover their textbooks with it. [Photo: Paper Runway]

8. Make one of these fun paper baskets... here's the tutorial. [Photo: My Kids Make]

10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

9. Make a pretty little bunting or banner... check out some tips here. [Photo: Creature Comforts]

10. Line envelopes with leftover paper to really wow your friends. Here's the tutorial. [Photo: Ashley Lurcott]

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faith-towers on Dec 31, 2014:

Thanks @Peabea, Happy New Year to you too!!


Peabea on Dec 31, 2014:

Great ideas and tips. Thanks for sharing. Like the shredder and envelope lining idea and my have to give a try. Happy New Year. :)


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