Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Ways to Re-Use Beautiful Wrapping Paper

Christmas is the season of giving and for the lucky ones, this often means receiving plenty of gifts wrapped in paper. Instead of throwing away the wrapping, consider reusing them in your home. Below are ten ways on how to recycle wrapping paper.

  1. Use it to cover canisters, bottles, or shoe boxes that can serve as decorative containers for the home or office.
  2. Shred the paper and use it as a protective base for fragile items intended for packaging and shipping.
  3. A great background for scrapbooks.
  4. As protection for seasonal decor such as glasses, candles, vases and other ornaments.
  5. Make festive placemats or coasters by gluing wrapping paper onto cardboards. Let them dry and cut them out according to your preferred shape and size.
  6. Use as a book cover.
  7. Cut wrapping paper into mini ruler sizes, and paste on a cardboard to make bookmarks.
  8. Use it to wrap small gifts, make gift tags, or create ribbons by cutting into thin strips.
  9. Use for paper mache, craft projects, and origami.
  10. Turn your wrapping paper into a holiday wreath or Christmas tree ornament.
Happy decorating!
About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.