I really dislike throwing any type of materials away, I'm not a hoarder by any means, but if I can think of any way to reuse something I will tuck it away for another project. Wrapping paper is one of my favorite supplies to buy, both kraft paper and patterned paper, and I'm always looking for new ways to utilize my stash. Here are a few fun ways to use your stash and save a little money as well.
You can frame a piece of wrapping paper as wall art.
By: Project Nursery
Wrap paint cans, found at any home improvement store, or washed food cans for colorful storage. I think this would be adorable for my sons' desk.
Decoupage file holders for adorable organiziing, you can find these wood files at Ikea.
Then you could make some matching pencils by the same author! These would make a sweet gift for some who loves to write.
Use your wrapping paper to cover a mat for a frame, and then fill with a family photo or print.
Make pinwheels or garland, click on the link below for a sweet tutorial.
By: A Musing
Create festive lighting with paper lanterns.
This great tutorial will show you how to make paper beads! This is a super simple craft that's great for kids, I can remember making these when I worked at an after school program.
Are you ready to pull your rolls of wrapping paper from under the bed yet? Let's be creative and recycle!