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« on: December 25, 2005 07:00:59 AM »

Hmm, I find it odd I've yet to find a thread already started about this, but what can I do with wrapping paper left over from Christmas!?! Other than saving it to wrap presents again I'm drawing blank for some really cool something to do with it. Any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2005 10:41:46 PM »

You can make paper beads!

I also used little bits and pieces when I was making a bookmark for the bookmark swap.

Do origami?
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2005 10:52:43 PM »

- cover binders, books etc. Though this might be too christmas-y for the rest of the year. (or you could use the back side, so you can draw on it)
- MAKE MINI bOAT HATS like those news paper hats... hehehehhe!!
- make a one-use-only skirt for the fun of it, and twirl around for a while until it starts tearing and then you have to take it off
- tear strips and roll them into well err.. rolls and then make one really long roll and try to crochet/knit with it
(can you tell I'm the queen of unreasonable and very hard ideas?)
- "laminate" (aka bring out the clear duct tape) the paper and make little crafts like wallets and pencil cases and all that good stuff

That's all I can think up now, but I'm sure in the middle of the night I will wake up and think of something wonderfully excellent, and it will keep me up all night worrying wether I should creep downstairs and post it, or try to go back to sleep. And I will most probably chose neither, and stay trapped in a horrible between ideas stages until its about 3 in the morning and i fall asleep finally exhausted.

Other ideas, to just reduce all the wrapped paper madness is to buy tons of those gift bags, lots and lots of different sizes, and just reuse and reuse them every year. And if you buy those, you might buy tissue paper, and you just might make a fairy pixie skirt.  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005 03:49:16 PM »

Cut out the images for decopauging ornaments, boxes, frames, scrapbooking, etc. Alot of the kids wrapping paper isn't too Christmasy. I'm actually saving some disney princess wrapping paper and plan on cutting out the princesses for a bottle lamp I plan on making as a b-day gift for my little cuz.


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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2005 04:51:32 PM »

use the christmasy wrapping paper (or any for that matter) to collage a poster/foam board, buy a clo9ck mechanism and use it as a clock!

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2005 10:17:33 PM »

You could use the extra wrapping paper to make some awesome homemade paper. Rip up the paper, and stick it in a blender with some water. Then squish it between two screens in a basin of water, and let it dry.
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2005 02:58:54 AM »

Shred it for confetti/packing paper
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2005 04:14:09 AM »

Save it for July and have a "Christmas in July" party!

Have a post-holiday "white elephant" gift exchange (you and friends wrap an unused gift that you don't need and swap it with one another -- one person's trash is another's treasure!)
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