Let’s face it: gift wrap scraps are everywhere. Look in a drawer or shoebox under the bed and you’re sure to find a piece too beautiful to throw away or too small (or awkwardly shaped) to actually wrap something in. Here are five thrifty ways to use it up…
Create a pen pot using a tin can and your spare scraps of wrapping paper. For a full tutorial, visit Torie Jayne’s blog
Make dog-eared pages a thing of the past with a bookmark. Glue your gift wrap onto some card from an old cereal box, add some velvet ribbon on the top and you’re done!
Bind your own book and cover the stitches with a little strip of wrapping paper for decoration
Transform your leftover paper into a gift bag with the help of Hello Sandwich’s step-by-step guide
Revamp a lamp using Kate Pruitt’s awesome decoupage techniques
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