3 Ways To Use Scraps Of Wrapping Paper

Wrapping paper is one item that I always looked forward to during the holiday season. This is because it seems like with each passing year that wrapping paper is getting more adorable (especially the animal themed wrapping paper). If you’re like me and hate throwing away wrapping paper, then you will love today’s DIY post! In today’s post, I’m going to be showing you how to use scraps of wrapping paper in 3 different projects. Specifically, I will be showing you a wrapping paper ornament, a wrapping paper home décor block, and a wrapping paper gift tag!

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Now before we get into the tutorials, I thought I would give you a couple of tips about using wrapping paper in craft projects. This is because if you been saving a special piece of wrapping paper for a long time, you don’t want it to rip while you’re working on your project. So below are three tips for working with wrapping paper.

Consider the sturdiness: This is important to consider because some wrapping papers are sturdier than others. In this case, I used a vintage wrapping paper in one project and an up to date wrapping paper in another project. I found that the vintage wrapping paper was sturdier and the up to date wrapping paper was lighter / less sturdy. Due to this, I suggest that you stay away from wrapping paper that is too thin or wrapping paper that is similar to tissue paper.

Treat your paper gently: This is important to do because wrapping paper whether vintage or new can rip easily. So make sure when cutting your wrapping paper and running it through your Xyron machine, that you are gentle with the paper.

Do not rush: Rushing through your projects is not good whether you’re using wrapping paper or not. However, since we are using wrapping paper, take your time when making the projects to avoid any mistakes.

Now gather up your favorite wrapping paper, pick a project below, and start creating!

Wrapping Paper Ornament.

Supplies:

  • Plastic Ornament
  • Wrapping Paper Image
  • Xyron® Creative Station Lite and Permanent Refills
  • Cording
  • Scissors
  • Items to fill up ornament (like bells or fake snow)

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Step 1: Grab your wrapping paper image and slide it through your Xyron Creative Station Lite.

Step 2: Add your wrapping paper image to your plastic ornament. However, before adding it, make sure you rub the wrapping paper image while it’s on the Xyron Sticker paper. That way, you’ll be creating a really strong adhesive backing.

Step 3: Fill your ornament up with whatever items that you like! In this case, I filled my ornament up with some fake snow and five little bells.

Step 4: Cut off a piece of cording and tie it to the top of the ornament.

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Wrapping Paper Home Décor Block.

Supplies:

  • Wooden Block
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Xyron® Creative Station Lite and Permanent Refills
  • Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

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Step 1: Lay your wooden block on top of your wrapping paper and trace around it. Then cut the image out using your scissors.

Step 2: Paint your wooden block and set it aside to dry.

Step 3: Grab your wrapping paper image and slide it through your Xyron Creative Station Lite.

Step 4: Add your wrapping paper image to your wooden block. However, before adding it, make sure you rub the wrapping paper image while it’s on the Xyron Sticker paper. That way, you’ll be creating a really strong adhesive backing.

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Wrapping Paper Gift Tag.

Supplies:

  • Wooden Gift Tag
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Xyron® Creative Station Lite and Permanent Refills
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

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Step 1: Remove the rope cording from the wooden tag and set it aside.

Step 2: Lay your wooden tag on top of your wrapping paper and trace around it. Then cut the image out using your scissors.

Step 3: Grab your wrapping paper image and slide it through your Xyron Creative Station Lite.

Step 4: Add your wrapping paper image to your wooden tag. However, before adding it, make sure you rub the wrapping paper image while it’s on the Xyron Sticker paper. That way, you’ll be creating a really strong adhesive backing.

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Out of all the projects I made, the Wrapping Paper Home Décor Block is definitely my favorite!

These projects are a great way to recycle those pieces of wrapping paper that you may have been saving over the years. Also, it’s a great way to remember / save those cherish memories that may tie in with the wrapping paper you are using. On a side note, if you’re wanting to use vintage wrapping paper for these projects, but don’t have any on hand, then check websites like Etsy or your local antique store to find some pieces!

What project would you make using your favorite wrapping paper?