Inside the Box
Flip-flop the role of your wrapping paper by using it as colorful filler for the inside of your packages. You can shred the paper easily by flattening out small pieces and sending them through a paper shredder or stacking the used sheets, rolling them up, and snipping off the end to make thin coils.
Strands of Gold
This pretty garland features only two materials: the paper of your choice and some sturdy thread to string it all together. Start by cutting round circles from your paper (which is easiest if you use a die-cut hole punch). Although you can use any paper you wish, remember: metallic wrapping paper adds real shine!
Use Your Marbles
Not only are these adorable mini magnets a snap to make, but they are also the perfect use for those itty-bitty scraps of wrap that head straight for the trash! Adhere the paper to plain marbles using Mod Podge. Once dry, making it stick to a fridge is as easy as hot gluing a magnet to the back.
Come Full Circle
Pocketful of Love
Short an envelope for holiday cards? Making a custom one is easy. After selecting some special pieces of used wrapping paper from the bunch, use a flattened plain envelope to trace your pattern. Then simply cut, fold, and glue—and your handmade package will be ready for some equally thoughtful contents.
Line It Up
It's a Wrap
Here's a crafty endeavor that will make you smile all year long: Plain glass candle holders are adorned (again, leveraging the almighty Mod Podge) with leftover wrapping paper for a completely custom look. Thinner pieces of wrap like tissue paper are perfect for masking the candle glow.
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