I hope you all had a fabulous holiday as well as new year. Good luck with everything in the new year. I’m sure you all had so much fun with your friends and family unwrapping all those beautiful homemade gifts. If you have a big family like me then you have a ton of leftover wrapping paper and scrap pieces. Don’t throw them away! Go green and recycle those leftovers into something nice.
A few options for recycling:
Wrapping Paper Bows– These can turn out to be the cutest crafts ever. All you need are your scraps of wrapping paper, some scissors, a pen or pencil and tape along with a brad. Cut your paper into strips if they’re not already in strips. You then make a loop at both ends. You know what, check out this Green Crafting Gift Wrap Bow, it gives you great step by step directions for the perfect wrapping paper bow.
Gift Tags– This is an easy craft you can pull together. The only tool you need is a pair of scissors. Just cut tiny strips for your little gift tag and then fold it in half. You now have a recycled gift tag. You can make them as big or as small as you wish depending on how much wrapping paper you have. These gift tags can be used for next year’s Christmas or any other special event.
Packaging– Not so much a craft, but a smart move. If you’re looking to ship anything or simply pack up your Christmas decorations then using your leftover wrapping paper is the way to go. Use all the scraps to pack in your boxes, wrap up your ornaments or separate your breakables.
These are just a few ideas on how you can use your leftover wrapping paper.
Do you have any other great ideas?