17 Ways to Repurpose Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper
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17 Ways to Repurpose Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

As the big gift giving day approaches (and will be gone again before we know it), we’ll all be left with extra wrapping paper. UGH, what to do with those rolls — not to mention the salvageable bits from all those gifts? Why not do what we do best and make things out of them. While you’re enjoying the rest of your time with family and friends before it’s back to work at the beginning of the year, throw some DIY QT in there and make use of every inch of wrapping paper with projects that can be used all year round.

1. Party Hats: Turn the party up with playful and festive hats for everyone. Make it a fun activity, have all the partygoers join in on the DIY project. (via Brit + Co)

2. Envelope Liner: Deck out envelopes for the entire year with extra wrapping paper. Now, not only will the recipients love the sentiment of a handwritten card, but they’ll also fall for the details of the package. (via Ashley Lurcott)

3. Photo Booth: Seriously, who doesn’t love a photo session?! Why not put that extra wrap to good use instead of in a bin and get it up on the wall so you can have a backdrop for photo shoots everyday/at your next shindig.  (via Brit + Co)

4. Confetti: Pop the bubbly and the confetti. No need to spend additional money on the festive paper shreds, just cut up leftover wrapping and you’re good to spend that extra cash on more champagne ;) (via One Good Thing by Jillee)

5. Paper Garland: We love throwing these decorations anywhere and everywhere. Why not make an easy garland piece for your last minute NYE party you forgot you volunteered for. (via Brit + Co)

6. Tray  Liners: Hor d’oeuvres are tasty and beautiful, but why not step up the cocktail party game and make the finger food look even better with some wrapping paper accessorizing? (via Thoughtfully Simple)

7. Patterned Prints: Stencils not your thing? No worries, grab your glitziest and funkiest leftover present wrappers and place ’em in a frame for fab wall art or home decor. (via Brit + Co)

8. Arrows Mobile: Easily make some hanging art for over the baby’s crib, or anywhere really. (via Brit + Co)

9. Book Covers: Paper bag book covers are so not in style anymore. Wrap your bound books in colorful pieces to make them stand out. (via Pine to the Pacific)

10. Mini Garland: Garland goes a long way when it comes to decorating a space, so if you don’t have a lot of wall room there’s no need to worry because you can always make a tiny version ;) (via Brit + Co)

11. Napkin Rings: Get ready for a dinner party the best way you know how, with a little DIY action. (via Brit + Co)

12. Cabinet Liner: Give your medicine cabinet, or even a bookshelf or two, a new life with a pop of wrapping paper color. (via In My Own Style)

13. Gift Tags: Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you’re completely done giving gifts. Prepare for upcoming birthdays and weddings with these wrapping paper accented tags. (via Brit + Co)

14. Origami Crane: Remember how much you loved making the origami swan in school? Bring back those memories with your loose holiday paper. (via Brit + Co)

15. Envelope: Really impress those receiving your snail mail with a handmade envelope (and hopefully a DIY card too). (via Brit + Co)

16. Cupcake Toppers: Sweets really aren’t complete without an adorable accessory. Top yours off with a festive toothpick. (via Brit + Co)

17. Origami Bows: Go wild with these cute bows. Why not have them be multifunctional as gift toppers or even fashion accessories. (via How About Orange)

Are you planning on repurposing your extra wrapping paper after the holidays? Let us know in the comments what you’ll be making.