Lemons into Lemonade {Leftover Wrapping Paper}

 I got so wrapped up in wrapping that I bought too much wrapping paper. I just keep adding to the stash–which is funny because I ended up with all the gifts wrapped in white butcher paper. (I did use wrapping paper to embellish the gifts with monograms though.) I digress…

I tend to buy “Christmas” wrapping paper that can be used for all occasions–basic plaids, polka dots, stripes, etc… Now that I have  roll upon roll upon roll rolling all over my basement, what should I do with it all?! It’s far too good looking to be taped around a gift just to be ripped into shreds to use as kindling for the fire, right?! So, I thought I’d see what other use their leftover wrapping paper for. I’m never less than amazed t the creativity that you can find out there!

line decorative shelves a la Matthew Mead

 scraps of paper to make a wreath

leftover strips wrapped around napkins with ric rac

make a garland like this one for kids room or party decor (from www.thehappyhomeblog.com)

snip some beautiful snowflakes (www.simplyprettywedding.blogspot.com)

a sweet bunting (www.meandmyinsanity.com)

 why not frame it and include it on your gallery wall for some extra pizazz!? (adaywithlilmama.blogspot.com)

 a little modge podge and you’ve got a decorative board for wall hooks  (interiorcustomdesigns.blogspot.com)

a previous project–magnetic message board

or another fave of mine that I use often: envelope liners

I guess that wraps it up! ;)  


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