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Recycled Wrapping Paper Crafts

Save your wrapping paper scraps for these creative recycled wrapping paper crafts!  I never was quite sure what to do with those leftover pieces of wrapping paper.  Some were just big enough that maybe they shouldn’t be thrown out…..maybe they would work for a small gift…..next year…

However, now I have some better ideas!

These scraps can be better used right away, in a craft project, where they are less likely to get misplaced, crumpled or forgotten.  Here are some of the most creative ideas that I found:

Recycled Wrapping Paper Crafts:

All of the tutorials for these crafts can be found by either clicking on the project title or the image.

1.  Decorated Christmas Cans by Twelve O Eight

decorated Christmas cans

Decorated Christmas cans by Twelve O Eight

These cans not only can use recycled wrapping paper but also recycled tin cans!

2.  Wrapping Paper Wreath by Home Dzine

wrapping paper wreath

Wrapping paper wreath by Home Dzine

Think of all of the interesting colors and patterns you could come up with depending on the papers used!

3.  Wrapping Paper Greeting Cards by Recicla Inventa

wrapping paper greeting cards

Wrapping paper greeting cards by Recicla Inventa

This craft is perfect for those smaller scraps of paper.

4.  Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree Topiaries by 52 Mantels

wrapping paper christmas tree topiaries

Wrapping paper Christmas tree topiaries by 52 Mantels

I love the whimsical grouping that you can put together with the different patterns of paper.

5.  Wrapping Paper Lampshade by Swell designer

wrapping paper lampshade

Wrapping paper lampshade by Swell Designer

Make a holiday lampshade using this technique.  Simply use recycled Christmas gift wrap in place of the telephone book pages.  In fact, make a couple using a variety of different papers, to switch throughout the year to give yourself a new look for every season!

I hope you have been inspired!

Happy Crafting!

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