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Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Use Up Leftover Gift Wrap

Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Use Up Leftover Wrapping Paper

If you're like me, now that the holidays are over you have leftover wrapping paper everywhere. Whether you have used paper that you'd like to reuse, or just scraps that you don't want to save until next year - there are plenty of alternative ways to reuse it. Read on for ten clever ideas.   

 

Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Use Up Leftover Gift Wrap

1. Use a paper shredder to turn it into confetti for your next party! It could also be used as packaging material. Learn more here. [Photo: One Good Thing]

2. Line a large tray with holiday paper and use it to serve drinks to guests at parties. Get the how-to here. [Photo: Martha Stewart]

Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Use Up Leftover Gift Wrap

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3. Make coasters out of leftover paper. Reserve overtly Christmas-y ones for next season, and use the rest all year long! Here's the tutorial. [Photo: The Cottage Mama]

4. Turn tiny scraps into gift tags for next year. Learn more here. [Photo: Brit + Co.]

Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Use Up Leftover Gift Wrap

5. Consider lining the back of a shelf with wrapping paper (as long as it isn't one of those brightly colored santa designs!) Get the tutorial here. [Photo: Simple Details]

6. Learn how to turn small pieces of leftover gift wrap into pretty bows here. [Photo: 100 Layer Cake]

Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Use Up Leftover Gift Wrap

7. Transform all of those tiny leftover strips into a lovely garland using this tutorial. [Photo: Brit + Co.

8. Don't throw out all that used, crumpled up gift wrap - instead, wrap it around ornaments to protect them. [Photo: The Gloss]

Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Use Up Leftover Gift Wrap

9. Create a giant paper maché bowl out of leftover gift wrap using this tutorial. [Photo: Aunt Peaches]

10. Line a tray with paper to create an elegant serving tray... find out how to make this one here. [Photo: Thoughtfully Simple]

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