What to do with leftover wrapping paper 55



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Once the festive season finishes, what do you do with all this wrapping paper?

Will you throw it out? Will you reuse it?

Check out the top 10 tips to recycling your leftover wrapping paper:


1. Frame it


Your Merry Christmas-style wrapping paper may not be appropriate for a frame, however you can use other wrapping paper that you have lying around at home. Throw it in frame and pop it on the wall.

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2. Packing


Want to send a package overseas? Don’t buy the expensive bubble wrap, use wrapping paper instead. Cut your piles of wrapping paper into small strips and use it as extra padding.

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3. Create a bookmark



Get your craft skills on. Get a piece of cardboard, you can use a cereal box for example, and cover it in wrapping paper. This will create an instant bookmark. Make a present for a friend or use it as a gift this Christmas.

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4. Line a drink tray


Find your funkiest metallic wrapping paper and line your serving tray. This will make as a beautiful tray liner.

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5. Create a party banner


Cut your wrapping paper into triangles and make a beautiful banner.

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6. Spruce up your office or art room


Wrap recycled tin cans to store pencils, pens, and scissors.

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7. Decorate your diary


Decorate your diary with beautiful paper, or use it for school books for the grand-children.

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8. Wrap up a bottle


Need to wrap a gift of bubbly or wine? Wrap it in fantastic wrapping paper to add a beautiful touch to your gift presentation.

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9. Create shimmering streamers


Use metallic paper to make streamers of shimmering circles that descend from above.

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10. Make cards


Make a card from your leftover paper to show your appreciation.

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Will these tips help you? Do you know any other tips to recycling wrapping paper? Tell us below!

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  1. I also save mine. I have a large tube (like the ones they post architectual plans) so that I dont squash them on the shelf.

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