Top 10 Things to Make With Used Wrapping Paper

Ahh, the morning after Christmas Day, AKA: Boxing day. I hope yesterday was a day full of fun, family and gifts for everyone reading this. But now all the fun is over it is time to think about cleaning up, but I say stop! Don’t throw all that amazing wrapping paper away, not when you can make these amazing things with it…

 


Top 10 Things to Make With Used Wrapping Paper


 

Beads Made with used wrapping paper
Beads Made with used wrapping paper

10 – Beads
www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2011/12/diy-paper-beads-made-from-recycled.html

Why not follow the making guide in the link and make some of these amazing beads! Not only useful for making festive decorations, but also making craft jewellery!

Envelopes Made with used wrapping paper
Envelopes Made with used wrapping paper

9 – Envelope
www.poppytalk.com/2011/09/tutorial-easy-tiny-envelopes.html

These wonderful little envelopes can be used for all sorts of things. Thank you notes, home-made, Christmas cards, gift cards, you name it you can use them for it! With a nice step by step making guide in the link, they don’t look too hard to make at all.

Draw Lining Made with used wrapping paper
Draw Lining Made with used wrapping paper

8 – Draw Lining
iheartorganizing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/you-asked-wrapping-paper-wrap-up.html

No art or craft skills needed here, just the very simple idea of using all that reclaimed wrapping paper to make a draw lining! Just cut to shape and insert for instant results!

Paper bin Made with used wrapping paper
Paper bin Made with used wrapping paper

7 – Bin
mykidsmake.com/2010/12/create/wrapping-paper-basket/

Not only is this idea a good one, but with the fantastic step by step making guide in the link it’s really simple to make and can be as big as you want it to be! Fantastic stuff.

Table Plant Pots wrapped with used wrapping paper
Table Plant Pots wrapped with used wrapping paper

6 – Plant Pots
www.pinterest.com/pin/467741111272945385/

While this idea is nothing more than a tin can wrapped in used Christmas paper I think it looks amazing and used in a wedding table display like this one it is the perfect contrast of white tablecloths and colourful wrapping paper.

Bows Made with used wrapping paper
Bows Made with used wrapping paper

5 – Bows
frompintolife.com/2011/12/13/diy-christmas-wrapping-bows

This is probably the thing that most people do with the old wrapping paper. These easy to make bows and gift decorations look amazing and the making guide in the link means we can all have a go at making them.

Bowl Made with used wrapping paper
Bowl Made with used wrapping paper

4 – Bowls
www.etsy.com/uk/search?q=wrapping%20paper%20Bowl

I have not got a clue how it is made, but these amazing bowls made with reclaimed wrapping paper are simply incredible! I just hope I can find out how they are made.

Earrings Made with used wrapping paper
Earrings Made with used wrapping paper

3 – Earings
cfdclothing.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/bling-bling-cellophane.html

Sadly there is no making guide in the link, but the idea and design of these are just too good not to share. Apparently made using nothing more than a paperclip and wrapping paper it is rather beautiful and a great use of all that amazing silver foil wrapping paper.

Paper Cone Christmas Tree Made with used wrapping paper
Paper Cone Christmas Tree Made with used wrapping paper

2 – Paper Cone Christmas Trees
healthy-family.org/paper-cone-christmas-tree-craft/

This might look like a rather complicated craft build, but the step by step making guide in the link makes it rather easy! Well, worth a go at the very least.

Wreath Made with used wrapping paper
Wreath Made with used wrapping paper

1 –  Wreath
www.happymundane.com/2008/12/modern-wreath-adventure-episode-4-the-finale/

With nothing more than a few twists of wrapping paper this amazing wreath is good enough to just hang somewhere, let alone used next Christmas as well.

45 thoughts on “Top 10 Things to Make With Used Wrapping Paper”

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  2. Thanks again Russell. Love the plant pots. I’m not very artsy but this one is very simple. If you find out how the blue pot is made. So let us know. Great way to reuse paper. Thanks again

  3. I recall when I was younger, my little sis and I would spend hours literally, cutting paper and making decorations. Those were the days. This brought back memories.
    I have to say, when I saw the name of the site, I didn’t think anyone could pull it off, but I confess, you have. Wow!
    More grease to your elbows.

  4. These are some wonderful ideas Russel, thanks! I’ve been doing the beads for sometime now, it’s a great anti-stress work (just keep rolling till you drop) plus they make fantastic necklaces etc..

  5. Hi Russell, hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! My favourite in this list is your #10. I’ve had those on my ‘Must Do’ list all year and still haven’t got to them…. I’ve kept all the wrapping paper [again] so hopefully this year I shall make some pretty beads ……. That was a good reminder anyway 🙂

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