When it comes to giving gifts, there are people who really make an effort not only with choosing the present but also to gift-wrapping. On the other hand, it’s expected for many people to crumple and discard the wrappers. Given how expensive everything is these days, wouldn’t it be a good idea to reuse or repurpose these lovely wrappers? If you agree, here are a few gift wrapping hacks that you can rely on.
New Years Confetti
Use your old wrapping paper to celebrate the new year. Just toss it in the paper shredder.
Now you have confetti!
Use leftover wrapping paper to make some festive origami.
Make decorative hanging streamers with your leftover wrapping paper.
Just cut your wrapping paper pieces into circles or whatever shapes you want. Glue them back to back over a piece of string.
Make Tiny Envelopes
Reuse holiday wrapping paper to make tiny envelopes. You can use them the following holiday season. Learn how to make them here.
If you happen to have a gift wrap organizer, you can also use it to store the tiny envelopes you’ll make to keep them organized.
Use old wrapping paper to line your shelves. You can also use it on the back of your shelf. Just glue it down with adhesive.
Gift Wrapping Hacks: Holiday Banner
Use your old wrapping paper to make a festive banner. It will make for some nice holiday decor.
Whether it’s a paper or fabric gift wrap, it will definitely make a fantastic holiday banner. Learn how to make one here.
Make gorgeous festive placemats with those leftover wrapping paper scraps.
You can Mod-Podge them to some cardboard to make them a little sturdier. You can also give it a food-safe coating to make them last.
Paper Star Medallions
Having a party? Decorate with these gorgeous paper star medallions. Learn how to make them here.
Keep your books safe with some book covers. Use wrapping paper to make book covers. Learn how here.
Stop buying gift bows. You can make them from wrapping paper instead. Learn how here.
Mini Paper Tree Cones
These tiny tree cones are perfect for a tablescape and adding in between other decorations. Just fold your paper in the shape of a cone. Learn how to make them here.
Make your napkins look nice with some paper napkin rings.
Just cut strips of wrapping paper and secure them with tape. Learn more here.
Wrapping Paper Bookmark
Don’t lose your place in your book! Make a bookmark with some wrapping paper.
Don’t forget to use a gift wrapping cutter in making this. Learn how to make it here also find out the other materials you’ll need.
Make Christmas Cards
Get started on your Christmas cards early this year and create a gift wrap craft station.
Save money by using your leftover wrapping paper to hand-craft Christmas cards. Learn how here.
Turn ordinary canisters into fancy ones with wrapping paper. Use old coffee cans or Pringles cans. Use adhesive to glue your paper to the canister.
If you received gift wrap with bow, you may consider gluing the bow to the top of the can to make it look even more beautiful. Get more details on this project here.
Paper Mache Bowl
Turn your own wrapping paper into a festive bowl. Just use some paper mache. Not sure if I would put fruit in it, but you could put ornaments, mail, or something like that. Learn how to make this project here.
Whether it’s extravagant, minimalist, or funny gift wrap, it’s surely useful. So instead of throwing them away, don’t waste the chance to make them useful again, and try out these gift wrapping hacks. Make sure to prepare to gather your gifts and wrapping paper for the upcoming holiday.