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Topic: Any ideas for recycling gift wrap?  (Read 2467 times)
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VaxGirl
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2006 06:44:45 AM »

If you have a shredder, you could run it through and make straw or padding or whatever it is to put in next years gift baskets.  I'd probably store it flat and shred it at the last minute.
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2006 07:10:37 AM »

what about using it for scrap books or christmas cards?
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2006 05:45:39 PM »

I just found this link when I was looking for cheap Christmas decorations to make- it might only work with heavy wrapping paper though.

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=11076
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2006 03:40:55 PM »

You could make some pretty coasters.

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=tvs4901&contentGroup=TV&site=living&rsc=ns2006_m3

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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2006 12:09:58 AM »

Maybe some luminarias for decorating outside, esp. with relatively lightweight or see-through paper.

bag template and instructions here ... http://familyinternet.about.com/library/blminigiftbag_instruct.htm
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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2007 08:08:13 AM »

put it through your shredder and use it for stuffing packages.  that is what i have done with those goofy left over pieces.  it won't matter whether you really tore into it or not.
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2007 10:40:24 AM »

I realize this thread is old but in case you are still looking for ideas, how about covering some old boxes with the wrapping paper and then using them to store your Christmas decorations and ornaments? I also keep the cans that coffe and nuts come in when they have a plain lid (sometimes the lid has "Planters" or something else on it that ruins it but usually the store brand coffee and nuts are logo-free). I wash them out and then take off the wrapper and cut a piece of wrapping paper the same size and stick it on with double-sided tape. They make great pre-wrapped boxes when it comes time to wrap gifts. They are also great for food gifts like cookies or fudge.
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