What to do with left over wrapping paper

Now that the holidays are over, and you are putting things away…what to do with the leftover wrapping paper?

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photo by Kari Shea

I always seem to have end pieces that are not really enough to save for next year.  I usually buy coordinating papers, like the photo shown above.  Here are some ideas for fun DIY projects that you can do or save for a rainy day kids project.

 

book covers How about covering books with them that will look pretty on the shelf?  I have done this in showhouses        with  books gotten at the library.  They look pretty, and work really well under a lamp if it needs to be a bit taller.

I have also used it to line drawers, or shelves.  I find it pretty and pleasant to open the door of the linen      closet and see the shelves with a simple, but pretty      patterned paper.

Another idea is to line a tray with the paper.  You can have a piece of glass cut to keep it from getting damp when serving beverages as shown.

Be creative…you can use it in homemade cards, notepaper by the phone, wrap for a bouquet of flowers.  Just have fun!!
tray liner

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