01 of 11
Recycle Your Leftover Wrapping Paper Into the Cutest Crafts
We all love to receive presents for Christmas, our birthday, and other holidays. It's exciting to wonder what's in those brightly wrapped packages, but after the excitement's over, you have a bunch of pretty paper leftover that will be discarded into a landfill.
Did you know that you can craft with wrapping paper? This type of paper comes in thousands of patterns and colors and can be incorporated into various arts and craft projects. Wrapping paper comes in different thickness, from the thin stuff that needs a bit of reinforcement to beautiful high-end papers that could be framed as works of art just as they are.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
02 of 11
Covered Paper BoxesContinue to 3 of 11 below.
03 of 11
Modern Wall Art
Do you have a large empty space on your bare walls and want to fill it with beautiful art but don't have any money to spend on pricey paintings?
Wrapping papers can be framed and used as modern art to fill those empty spaces. You can find beautiful high-end papers online (don't use the cheap stuff for this project) that are thick and have beautiful designs printed on them. After you cut and frame your "art," no one will be the wiser.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
04 of 11
Flowers Wrapped in Paper
Wrapped flowers are the perfect gesture for those times that a whole gift isn't necessary. Just gather some flowers from your garden or grab an inexpensive bouquet from the grocery store and wrap them in the prettiest wrapping paper you can find. Your recipient will appreciate the thought and effort you put into this simple gift.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
05 of 11
Wrapping Paper Collage
Using the scraps of your favorite wrapping paper, you can create a unique and colorful collage. Frame it and hang it up as wall art, or decoupage it onto coasters—once you realize a fun, eclectic combination, you'll want to use up every last scrap and put it everywhere!Continue to 6 of 11 below.
06 of 11
Pink Paper Piggy Box
Although this project was created as a gift wrapping idea, you could use it for other things, too. Wrap a box in pink paper and make a piggy for young children to play with like a toy or cut a slit on the top, and it becomes an instant piggy bank. You can even use it as storage and decoration in a kid's room. Who knew how much fun you can have with an ordinary paper box!Continue to 7 of 11 below.
07 of 11
Make a Wall Card Holder
Make a cardholder from a simple mat board and beautiful geometric wallpaper. All you have to do is wrap the board with the wrapping paper, tape it down, and use velcro strips to hang the board on the wall. When the board's not in use, it makes a pretty display on your wall, but you'll certainly appreciate its use, especially at Christmas time when all those cards come in the mail
Tip: Change out the paper to suit the seasons and display other cards and artwork during the year.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
08 of 11
Cover Your BooksContinue to 9 of 11 below.
09 of 11
10 of 11
11 of 11