Merry Christmas, MacGyvers! If you were wrapping or unwrapping presents today or tomorrow, this column is for you! Most people throw wrapping paper scraps away or save them for the next holiday, but what if you could recycle Christmas wrapping paper into something altogether more elegant? Take a look at these recycled Christmas wrapping paper crafts and get ideas to turn your paper scraps into something more than closet clutter or garbage bag filler.
Jen of I Heart Organizing has a smart, year-round idea for leftover wrapping paper: Pretty, graphic drawer liners! As she points out, they’re a nice surprise when you’re rummaging for your clothes. Take a peek at her suggestions here.
Treat your friends and family to custom-wrapped wine bottles, like the ones I spotted on BHG. Just a bit of wrapping paper adds a special holiday touch on last-minute gifts or hostess offerings. Try it for your New Year’s Eve bubbly, too!
You can get a jumpstart on your Christmas 2013 decorations with wrapping paper as well. Recycle your favorite patterns for Christmas topiaries — just grab a few candlesticks or vases and follow Emily’s instructions on 52 Mantels.
Which wrapping paper craft is the most stylish way to recycle? And do you have any household items you’d like to see turned into crafts in this column? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!