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Wrapping Paper Crafts to Use Up Leftovers!

If you’re looking for clever ways to use up leftover wrapping paper, you’re going to love these wrapping paper crafts! So many good ideas.

Wrapping Paper Crafts

Have you ever received a package or present wrapped in beautiful paper? Because I have. And guess what happens after you turn 40? You start folding up the beautiful papers and putting them in your stash to use for something.

And yes, I also save napkins, plastic forks, and ketchup packets too. I just can’t let good things go to waste!

With gift season on the way, you’re going to be dealing with a lot of wrapping paper. Instead of just crumpling up the paper and throwing it away, there are so many other things you can do with it. Hence, I’ve put together this list of over 20 wrapping paper crafts!

You’ll see how I have personally, along with some other folks, reused our wrapping paper in craft projects. I used Mod Podge with mine, but you’ll also see a variety of craft supplies. I think you’re really going to like these ideas!

Before you scroll down to get the wrapping paper crafts, I do want to give you some tips that might help. Check these out:

  • If at all possible, store your wrapping paper on a roll (or roll it up) rather than folding. You can use a file folder for the smaller pieces. It’s easier to craft with paper that doesn’t have creases, because you will see them. Especially with Mod Podge.
  • Sometimes wrapping paper gets wrinkled of course . . . so in that case, you can try to iron it. You would only do this with large pieces. Put a thin towel on top and use your iron on cotton. You can use steam if you want. Just don’t directly iron the paper.
  • Mod Podging wrapping paper can be difficult if it’s thinner. In the first project below, the coat rack, I’ll show you how to mist the paper to make it damp so you can Mod Podge without wrinkles.
  • Wrapping paper can be used with paper cutters, die cutting machines, punches, and more. Get creative and don’t just be limited to what’s on this list!

Are you ready to dive into these ideas? They’re budget friendly and cute . . . and I want to let me know your favorite projects (or anything I haven’t thought of) in the comments! Enjoy.

Wrapping Paper Crafts

Looking for clever ways to use up wrapping paper? You're going to love these wrapping paper crafts! Get over 20 ideas.


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