I thought that it might be fun to show some great uses for Christmas wrap, besides using it to cover presents. After finding Seasonal wrapping paper for less than a dollar a roll, we decked the halls with lots of gift wrap.  The big benefit is that you can recycle the paper when you have finished with it.

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We dressed up our doors with Christmas wrap.  It is a lot of fun, and makes things look Christmassy very quickly!

giftwrap decorations

A quick way to make a place look Christmassy is by gift wrapping the pictures on the wall.

wrapped picture

Our daughter made a little Christmas tree for a room using leftover Christmas wrap.  It is so cute!!

allies little tree

Growing up in a British commonwealth, Christmas crackers were sometimes a fun addition to our celebration.  If you live in Great Britain, this is likely one of your traditions.  Follow this tutorial,. You’ll learn how to craft the “cracker” (including the snapper) as well as how to add a written joke or riddle, and a paper crown, for just pennies.  The gift inside can cost as much as you want. It could be as low-cost as a homemade ornament or if you wanted to “pop the question,” an engagement ring, costing thousands.

http://www.squawkfox.com/2010/11/28/christmas-crackers/
http://www.squawkfox.com/2010/11/28/christmas-crackers/


You can use wrapping paper to make your own gift bags.  This is quite easy, and so much less expensive than buying them. You can choose the paper you want to use.

http://www.auntannie.com/BoxesBags/EasyBag/
http://www.auntannie.com/BoxesBags/EasyBag/

 

Another fun and easy thing to do is to turn your wrapping paper into curly ribbon. You can make it match or contrast your paper, for a super custom look.

http://www.topinspired.com/top-10-diy-gift-projects/
http://www.topinspired.com/top-10-diy-gift-projects/

When you’ve finished wrapping all your gifts, and people are unwrapping them, here is an idea to keep the clutter together.

 

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UNIQUE USES FOR WRAPPING PAPER – and it’s not wrapping gifts!

19 thoughts on “UNIQUE USES FOR WRAPPING PAPER – and it’s not wrapping gifts!

    • December 7, 2015 at 8:35 pm
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      You are so welcome! She actually made that tree idea up all by herself.

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  • December 5, 2015 at 5:35 am
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    How many fun ways to use wrap paper, especially that with the curly ribbon looks fantastic!

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    • December 7, 2015 at 8:35 pm
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      It is REALLY easy too. (ALL of them are!)

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  • December 5, 2015 at 2:11 pm
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    I love the gift bags made from wrapping paper, and the curly ribbons are so fun!

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  • December 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm
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    I love you ideas here. How cute to use wrapping paper for wall and door decorations. The tree is really cute too! I’ll have to get my thinking cap on and see what I can do around here. We have lots of old wrapping paper sitting around! Thanks for the inspirations! Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂

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  • December 6, 2015 at 3:52 am
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    LOVE these ideas! Especially love the ribbon – I’m going to try that. Thanks!

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    • December 7, 2015 at 8:25 pm
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      We’ve been curling candy cane ribbon for days – in order to decorate for a candy cane themed dinner at our church. Have fun!!

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  • December 6, 2015 at 10:40 pm
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    So many great ideas, I really love the idea to make a gift bag out of wrapping paper, I would never have thought of that!

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    • December 7, 2015 at 8:01 pm
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      She is! I told her that I added a link, and she said “I didn’t get it from anywhere. I made it up myself!”

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  • December 7, 2015 at 12:51 am
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    Ooh, I love the ribbon. It’s so pretty, and the tree looks easy and lots of fun too. Thanks for the fun ideas 🙂

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    • December 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm
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      We are using the “Ribbon” a bunch as part of our theme for our Church Christmas dinner.

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    • December 8, 2015 at 2:21 am
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      Thanks Gaye! Love being a part of this group.

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