Last Updated on June 16, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
Check out these clever ways to reuse wrapping paper so beautiful gift wrap doesn’t go to waste once the present is unwrapped. There are several great ways to give wrapping paper new life.
There are so many gorgeous patterns when it comes to wrapping paper, especially around the holidays. It’s so hard not to snatch up every cute pattern you see.
The only problem is you may not need that much paper for wrapping gifts. What else can you do with it? Let’s look at some clever ways to reuse wrapping paper.
5 Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper
1. Gift Wrapped Wall Décor
During the holiday season, you can wrap your large pieces of wall décor in wrapping paper. Add a bow or ribbon and it looks like presents on your wall.
It’s such an easy and inexpensive way to dress up your walls for the holidays. If you don’t have any larger pieces of wall décor, hit your local thrift store and buy some ugly paintings or prints. You’ll get them for very little and be able to reuse them year after year.
2. Scrapbook Paper
If you have thick wrapping paper, you can use it as scrapbook paper. Cut the paper to work as a background for your page or cut thin strips to create borders.
You can even punch out cute shapes. This is such an inexpensive way to dress up scrapbook pages.
3. Dry Erase Board
This is such a cute and simple project. Purchase an inexpensive frame and paint it whatever color you want. Remove the back and cut a piece of wrapping paper to match the size of the backing.
Place the paper in the frame and boom, you’re done. Use a dry erase marker to write on the glass and erase as needed. This also makes an awesome inexpensive gift.
You can purchase an envelope template in most craft stores. Cut pieces of wrapping paper into squares or rectangles and follow the instructions for creating the envelope.
If you’re mailing out the envelopes, you can place labels on the envelope so that the addresses are easy to make out. You can also opt to make the back of the paper the outside of the envelope.
That way, there’s a nice surprise when someone opens the envelope and sees the decorative pattern.
5. Junk Journal
Junk journals are perfect for those that want a craft that keeps them busy for a while. You can use wrapping paper throughout your journal.
Use different patterns and types of paper. These are so beautiful and make amazing gifts. Best of all, it’s a great way to showcase and preserve all that gorgeous paper you’ve found.
This makes it a great medium for crafting. If you find thick paper, you can even use it in place of cardstock in some projects. This allows for a ton of creativity.