With the holidays over, there can be an abundance of leftover wrapping paper lying around. When it comes to this leftover festive wrapping, there are several options. It can either be saved until the next holiday season, or it can be used in creative and fun ways. From decoration to packaging, here are five creative ways to use leftover wrapping paper.
One fun way to use leftover wrapping paper is to use it to cover your envelopes or even make your own. While not every envelope can be a fancy decorative one, this is a clever and stylish way to use old wrapping paper to make your letters even more fun. There are many different websites that offer tutorials on how to do this most effectively.
By lining drawers and shelves with leftover wrapping paper, you can introduce a splash of color into a place in your home that was previously very dull. These pieces can make a piece of furniture or a shelf pop a bit more. It can also be easier to clean. When the paper gets dirty, you can just remove it and replace it. This also makes it easier to change the color scheme of any given room. Rather than repainting an entire piece, you just have to change the lining.
Lockers can be a wonderful way to showcase your unique sense of style, whether at work, school, or the gym. A locker organizer can be a stylish way to help you keep things together, and leftover wrapping paper can make it a truly unique piece. Websites like DIY Formula offer simple, step-by-step instructions to help you make any project that you can think of.
Not only can old wrapping paper be a clever and creative way to cover books, giving them a unique and festive flair, it can also be a wonderful way to wrap up breakable things that are being packed away. Some decorations are more fragile than others, and by using the leftover wrapping paper, you are not only keeping them safe and unbroken, you are also guaranteeing that, the next time you open that particular box, you will be greeted with colorful decorations to unwrap.
If you have an empty space on your walls that needs a new piece of art and a beautiful piece of wrapping paper, why not kill two birds with one stone? By putting a piece of leftover wrapping paper in a frame, you can have a beautiful piece of art to hang on your wall at a fraction of the cost. Leftover wrapping paper can also be used to cover a bulletin board, giving it a unique look. If your paper is holiday themed, it might be a little less useful year-round, but there are plenty of colorful papers that you can use.
Leftover wrapping paper may seem like an object that only has one use, to be burned in the fireplace after the holidays. However, there are many creative, and at times festive, ways to use leftover wrapping paper.