With the holidays approaching, consider keeping your leftover wrapping paper to make all sorts of DIYs and craft projects.
There are so many pretty paper designs that it’s a shame to simply toss the paper aside. We’ve gathered 15 of the best DIY projects to make using gift wrapping paper.
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Things to Make with Leftover Wrapping Paper
We have a full collection of creative and inexpensive ideas for reusing gift wrap that we’re certain the whole family will enjoy! When you’re done looking through the projects, we’d love to know which is your favorite way to reuse and repurpose wrapping paper?
DIY Jewelry at Home
Save those wrapping paper scraps to make beauitful DIY resin poured earrings for yourself or as a truly unique gift idea for someone in your life. We used this gorgeous gift wrap with a buffalo plaid pattern that really pop as a pair of earrings and necklace pendant.
Christmas Crafts to Make with Gift Wrap
Another fun way of using up scraps is with this DIY wrapping paper photo frame idea. Put your favorite photo inside and hang it on the tree as a Christmas ornament to enjoy over the holidays!
Talk about creative! The next time you have crumpled up wrapping paper, skip the recycling bin and turn it in to an impressive Christmas tree centerpiece!
DIY Party Decor
Perhaps a little bit out there but I love the idea of making these origami waterbombs as 3D origami ornaments to hang on the tree over the holiday season.
Although this craft was made with pretty card stock paper, it can just as easily be made using old wrapping paper. Add a bit of whimsy to your decor with this DIY project idea. I love the playful polka dots on the paper used in this craft.
How amazing would these DIY paper stars look as party decor around New Years, baby shower or even for a birthday party!
DIY Home Decor Ideas
Create your own budget friendly gallery wall art using beautiful wrapping paper and picture frames.
Sometimes wrapping paper is just too beautiful to toss away. If you’ve ever fallen in love with gift wrap, consider framing it as artwork on your wall.
We LOVE upcycled furniture projects and this idea of using gift wrap and Mod Podge to elevate an old dresser is brilliant and totally unexpected!
If you happen to have extra wrapping paper lying around, why not upgrade a boring old bookcase!
DIY Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas
Over the years, I’ve often used leftover holiday gift wrap to make gift tags but I really love this simple idea of making thank you cards!
Jazz up your gift bags and gift cards with these DIY wrapping paper bows.
This next craft is an easy way for someone looking to add that perfect personal touch to christmas gifts using plain and inexpensive tissue paper.
Make your own creative gift wrap by repurposing wrapping paper into lovely gift bags for the holiday season.
Other Craft Ideas using Gift Wrap
Not just for home decor and crafting, wrapping paper scraps can be used to make little seedling pots for indoor gardening.
We have a similar crafting obsession with beautiful paper napkins! Just look at these creations made simply by decoupaging napkins on to inexpensive surfaces.
- How to Decoupage on Rocks
- How to Paper Napkin Decoupage on Clay Pots
- Decoupage Napkins on to Glass Jars for Summer and for the Holidays
- Gorgeous scrap wood photo display
Oh and further to that, we’ve even shared other creative ideas using an old map. It sure feels good to reuse!
Thank you so much for stopping by! We hope you’ve been inspired to craft something special with pieces of wrapping paper. Have you ever saved wrapping paper for crafting?
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