10 Clever and Crafty Reasons to Save Wrapping Paper

Find last minute uses for wrapping paper and a few reasons to save scraps for next year.

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Kailo Chic

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: The Crafty Lumberjacks

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Crocheted Cards

All those holiday cards are almost too cute to throw out. Try your hand at crochet and connect the cards into festive candy bowls and plant wrappers.

Origami Ornaments

Match your gifts to the tree with tiny origami ornaments made from wrapping paper. Love pink trees? Check out How to Put a Colorful Twist on Your Holiday Decor.

Adorable Advent Doors

Vintage wrapping paper is fun to collect, but sometimes difficult to display. This fun advent made from a drink crate lets you share 24 of your favorite pieces.

Santa Scrap

After the holidays preserve those memories using leftover wrapping paper, holiday cards and photos in a fun “junk journal” style scrapbook. Get more ideas on Junk Journals: They're Not Your Mother’s Scrapbooking.

Wrap Craft

Use empty boxes with clear-front panels to create fun holiday dioramas. Wrapping paper makes the perfect backdrop.

Photo Backdrop

Wrap a wall of faux gifts like Kara Whitten of Kailo Chic and create this photo backdrop wall perfect for all those holiday party pictures.

Table Runner

Waited until the last minute to think about setting the table? No problem! A roll of wrapping paper instead of a tablecloth looks amazing in a pinch. Also, easy cleanup for things like a Kids' Gingerbread Parties.

Wrapping Paper Forest

Not just for gifts, use wrapping paper to create decorative wall trees like The Crafty Lumberjacks did. Check out these Wildly Technicolor Tabletop Christmas Trees for more inspiration.

Wrapped Up Wreath

As you are tearing into the gifts this year, set aside some pieces of your favorite wrapping paper. Next year you can make and hang a wreath to display them all.

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