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5 Ways To Upcycle Your Wrapping Scraps

A pile of used gift wrap

We all know the scene: Christmas afternoon, wrapping paper strewn about everywhere.

What if there was a better solution to clearing the clutter than throwing all of your used wrapping paper in the trash? We searched Pinterest for the best DIY ideas to upcycle your wrapping scraps and give them a new life. The best part? Most of these project ideas will save you money in the future! They are easy, cost next to nothing, and use supplies you probably have at home already.

Check out our top 5 favorite projects below:

1. Shred it into confetti for your New Year's Eve party

Confetti made of gift wrap

This great idea from One Good Thing puts that leftover paper to good use, and saves you money on your next get together!

2. Make it into new bows for next year's gifts

Bows made of gift wrap

Another great project that is earth-friendly and inexpensive! This handy tutorial from Milomade shows you step-by-step how to make your own gift bows.

3. Re-wrap it into a wreath

A wreath made of gift wrap

All you need is an embroidery hoop and some glue to mimic this piece from Michele Made Me.

4. Use it to make a frame festive

Picture frame decorated with gift wrap

This upcycle idea is perfect for gifting next year, or keeping to decorate your home next Christmas! This easy tutorial from Instructables explains how to make fun paper shapes with a quilling technique.

5. Fold it into origami gift boxes

Origami made of gift wrap

This ancient paper folding art doesn't have to be difficult! Follow these simple instructions from Lines Across to make stash spaces for jewelry, small toys, and more.

Need more ideas?

Check out our Upcycled & Recycled board on Pinterest! Follow Valu Home Centers's board Upcycled Projects on Pinterest.

Need help, or more supplies?

Visit your local Valu Home Center and speak to our friendly, knowledgeable Associates.

Did you make an upcycled item out of your wrapping scraps? We would love to see your photos! Share them with us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram @ValuHomeCenters, and we’ll share them with our fans!