15 Things to Do with Your Leftover Wrapping
See Also: Top 25 Worst Holiday SweatersAnd while wrapping paper is great, immediately following Christmas the question arises of what to do with the leftover rolls. Some people throw it out, but after spending a lot of money on wrapping paper (which can be ridiculously expensive) it seems impractical to toss it after just one use. Others save it for the next Ch swarovski jewelry ristmas, however the amount of space leftover paper strips take up can loom large over the course of an entire year. To help out as best we can, below is our list of 15 different things you can do with your leftover wrapping paper right now. Because no matter what, everything can be used more than once . if your innovative enough. 1. Wrap up a drink for your morning or evening commute (if you aren’t driving, of course) Most people who take a bus or ferry to or from work find great things to do during the travel time. Some read their favorite book or the day’s paper, others listen to music, and a few even start work before reaching the office (or their house in the evening). But aren’t their ju swarovski jewelry st some days on that commute you just wish you could imbibe in your favorite drink right there and then? Well just do it. With all your leftover wrapping paper you can easily disguise your bottle of beer, wine, vodka, or whatever your heart desires in a festive casing. It looks far cooler than a brown bag (which is so last year) and is waiting to be used.2. Make an ABC (Anything But Clothes) party costume I don’t know what kind of New Year’s Eve Party you are attending, but if it’s on the ris swarovski jewelry qu side hold on to that blue and white snowflake paper your Mom gave you a hand knit sweater in. Wearing your wrapping paper (and maybe a leftover bow) will make you the life of the party. 3. Make festive party hats If you decide to have a little tamer New Year’s party (or even if you don’t), decorating a party hat with wrapping paper will let you stand out from all the other partygoers. And this idea is even Martha approved. The things to do with your leftover wrapping paper continue on the following page.4. Wrap your little ones in it so you don’t have to spend more money on their clothes This might sound a little insensitive, but hear me out. All kids do is make messes. There’s nothing wrong with that; it’s just what they do. So instead of spending money on actual clothes that kids are going to get filthy or grow out of in a few months, simply slap some wrapping paper on your kids and let them run wild. I’m sure they’ll be the talk of the playground when school starts up again after winter break. 5. Substitute it for paper towels/napkins I know my mom always complains when I use a paper towel to blow my nose because they cost so much money and I could just use a tissue. But now no one has to worry. While not having quite the absorbency of Bounty, enough wrapping paper will get rid of any spill in the kitchen. And if you are sitting down for dinner and really don’t want to have to clean cloth napkins , just go rip up some good sized pieces of wrapping paper. Talk about environmentalism. 6. Table Cloth If you don’t want to wash napkins, there is definitely no way you are going to want to wash a table cloth. Luckily, once again your wrapping paper is here to rescue you and ensure that after dinner you can just take if off the table and toss it in the trash. The things to do with your leftover wrapping paper continue on the following page.7. Use it to roll a joint Now that I 502 has passed and it’s legal for adults to smoke weed (to a certain degree), take advantage of the opportunity to roll a joint that not only will get you high, but will let you look festive while doing so. 8. Coasters Tired of having to clean those weird looking water circles off your table when people set their drinks down without using a coaster? Well, instead of going out and spending money on actual coasters, simply cut some circles out of your wrapping paper and have people set their drinks on those. While it may not completely stop condensation from hitting your table, it will be awesomely festive. 9. Make a rug Rugs are so expensive and all they do is just sit on your floor while people trample around on them with their dirty shoes. So instead of spending your money, just tape some wrapping paper down to the floor. You’ll kick yourself for even considering buying an actual rug. 11. Make origami Need a good crafts project to do with your kids? Simply start folding that wrapping paper and see what creations you can come up with. I promise it will be great fun for the whole family. 12. Turn it into lined paper for your kids’ homework In today’s world everyone is looking for ways to recycle paper and be environmentally friendly. Therefore simply use a ruler and draw some lines on your wrapping paper to ensure your children have notebook paper for days to come. Also, the festive colors on the non writing side might make the teacher so jolly that they give your children better grades!The things to do with your leftover wrapping paper continue on the following page.13. Substitute it for toilet paper Granted, wrapping paper isn’t the softest thing to use when wiping, but it gets the job done. And if you have enough in your house, you might as well get rid of it before spending more money on another role of TP (Note: If you did decide to do this, make sure to not flush the wrapping paper down the toilet, as that will likely create serious plumbing problems). 14. Save it to wrap Easter Eggs with While Easter egg hunts are a blast, the light color of most plastic Easter eggs you stuff makes it pretty easy to find every egg in the hunt. To add an extra level of difficulty, wrap your Easter eggs in your wrapping paper (especially that dark green paper that blends in with swarovski jewelry most any kind of foliage) before hiding them to ensure everyone is challenged when searching for eggs. 15. Let your pet devour it If you don’t think any of these ideas are good, then let the animals have it. For some weird reason pets love eating, scratching, and playing with paper, especially wrapping paper. From using it as filler in your gerbils cage to letting your cat go crazy playing around with every bow and strand of paper that comes off the Christmas’ gifts, giving the paper to the pets will thrill them this holiday season.