Thrifty Tutorial : Five uses for recycling and reusing wrapping paper

I’m a sucker for pretty paper, if someone’s unwrapping a gift that’s wrapped in lovely crisp paper I cringe when I see them ball it up for the bin! This is one of those occasions when thrift turns me into a total square, but waste not want not is just who I am!

What’s the story with this photo?!

Here are my five uses for wrapping paper!


1) Use for cardmaking supplies

These were made with wrapping paper scraps


2) Whip up some gift tags


3) Make giftbag filler

This is great for slightly crinkled paper that wont do for cards etc, just run through a straight cut shredder!


4) Make gift card envelopes


5) Keep bits for your toddler craft box

I always think, ooh Joss would like that for cut and stick!



This post is linked into Thrifty Thursdays

8 thoughts on “Thrifty Tutorial : Five uses for recycling and reusing wrapping paper

  1. Ooh I do love those cards especially, really well done! They look far tidier that I think my efforts would. I always enjoy keeping pretty wrapping paper although it ends up in the secret paper abyss so I can never find it when I need it. Some lovely ideas here, thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

  2. So creative! I love the cards you made with the little elephants. I always throw lots of scraps away but maybe I’ll hang on to those last bits from now on…

  3. I do exactly the same as you!I hate seeing people just screw it up and throw it in the bin, it’s such a waste. I keep all of ours and use it for crafty things, mainly for making cards. It’s also good for wallpaper for dolls houses if you have a little girl. Thank you for linking up to #ThriftyThursday :-)

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