12 Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper

December 23, 2008 at 9:46 am 5 comments

Since wrapping paper is traditionally not recyclable, I’ve put together a quick list of ways to reuse the stuff with some help from my Facebook friends and fellow Tweeters.  This way all that pretty paper won’t end up in the landfill.

  1. Shred it to use as ‘fluff’ in gift bags and gift boxes for future gift giving needs.  (Thanks Lis!)
  2. Make textbook covers
  3. Make tiny gift tags or cards
  4. Learn origami
  5. Use it as decor (wrap artwork for an easy holiday decoration) (Thanks Zachary)
  6. Mat photographs
  7. Piece scraps together with glue on a sturdy box for reusable gift packaging
  8. Kids art projects
  9. Make paper snowflakes
  10. Glue or tape scraps to juice can lids to make a pattern matching game.  Wrap a Pringles can with paper for storage of the lids.
  11. Use scraps for kids to make paper dolls (via E-how)
  12. Make a decorative wreath
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