So, you’ve wrapped all your gifts, right? (Ha! In a perfect universe, where you actually have 2 hours to yourself, maybe… Believe me, I get it.) But let’s say that you have wrapped them. You’ve cut perfect rectangles of wrapping paper, and you’ve carefully folded and taped the gifts closed. What did you do with all of the wrapping paper scraps? It drives me crazy when I have a 6″ wide strip of fancy wrapping paper leftover when I wrap something. Do you save it? Do you throw it away? What do you do with it?
Since I’m a borderline hoarder, I save all those scraps. I cleaned out our wrapping paper closet yesterday, and there were tons of little scraps, too small to be useful, but so big that I apparently felt too guilty to throw them away the first time around. But since all the scraps were buried beneath 9 pillows (seriously, how did we accumulate 9 extra pillows?!), 2 big blankets and about 3 dozen used gift bags, all the pieces were so wrinkled that they weren’t usable anymore, even for crafts. Bummer for sure!
Do you have a junk room in your house? One where you throw in all the stuff you have no idea what to do with? I’ve been trying to clear out our junk room so I can turn it into my office, but it’s a disaster. Baby things that we don’t need anymore. Extra craft supplies. All my maternity clothes. All my receipts and bills since we moved in 3 years ago. Such a pain! But on the bright side, my wrapping paper closet, which is in that room, is organized enough that I can actually get to the paper, bows and ribbons, without having to remove 9 pillows, 2 blankets and 36 used gift bags (which is a huge time saver!). My wedding dress and a few bridesmaid dresses, are still in there, but overall, it’s a huge improvement! (… for the closet at least…)
19 Wrapping Paper Christmas Crafts
Now that I’ve gathered this list of wrapping paper Christmas crafts, at least I’ll be more prepared this year when I have the wrapping paper scraps. Look at these amazing gift bows that you can make yourself from paper! Wouldn’t they be awesome from a scrap of reversible gift wrap?! And that wreath! So many great ideas! Enjoy!
How to Make a Gift Bow via 100 Layer Cake
Paper Wrapped Trees via Tatertots and Jello
Recycled Christmas Tree Ornament via Brigitte
Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree via A Little Tipsy
DIY Christmas Village via Honest to Nod
DIY Paper Star Medallions via The Elli Blog
Wrapped Potted Plants and Flowers Gift Ideas via Stephanie Lynn
Wrapping Paper Festive Tray Liner via Thoughtfully Simple
DIY Wrapping Paper Ornaments via All Things G & D
DIY Wrapping Paper Gift Bag via Hello Sandwich
Wrapping Paper Envelopes via Poppytalk
Paper Cone Christmas Tree via Crafts For All Season
Paper Snowflake Chains via eHow
Origami Paper Boxes via Pinecone Camp
Rolled Paper Christmas Tree Ornament via Her Tool Belt
DIY Party Blowers via Teal + Lime
DIY Christmas Cards via Northstory
DIY Wrapping Paper Wreath via Centsational Girl
Shimmering New Year’s Streamers via Martha Stewart