10 Ways to Turn Leftover Gift Wrap Into Pretty Decor

Before you store (or recycle) that leftover holiday gift wrap, check out these simple decor projects that will keep your home lively and bright all year round.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Tray Liners

If you entertain year round, take your servingware to the next level. Trim your gift wrap to size, then line your favorite trays and platters to give them a fresh and sophisticated look.

Book Covers

Not every book is worthy of display on your smartly styled bookshelf. Wrap those not-so-cute (or guilty pleasure) hardcovers in vibrant papers for a bit of colorful eye candy.

Placemats

Nothing pulls together a drab table quicker than pretty placemats. Sandwich metallic gift wrap in clear contact paper for a glamorous look that will hold up to any accidental drips and spills.

Haute Notebooks

Almost everyone needs a petite notebook to jot things down. Make several versions with coordinating gift wrap and gift them to friends. Just be sure to make a couple for yourself, too!

Wall Art

Bare walls are no fun, but attractive wall art can get pricey. Wrap cereal boxes in a graphic paper, then hang them in a symmetrical grouping for visual impact. Instant gratification!

Drawer Liners

Even a junk drawer deserves some love. Lining shelves and drawers with bright, cheery paper will inspire you to keep everything organized and in its place.

Photo Mattes

Elevate family photos with a custom matte, or group them together for one-of-a-kind tabletop art.

Paperweight

If you only have a little bit of paper but you just can’t part with it, make a paperweight. It’s functional and makes a stylish statement on any desk or table.

Paper Tree

Repurpose festive paper into holiday decorations you'll use year after year. Roll the paper into cones and hot glue onto a foam cone for a unique tree with loads of shine and texture.

Box Filler

Make sure all those gifts arrive in mint condition by packing them with care. Replace boring bubble wrap or tissue paper with shredded wrapping paper. By shredding your gift-wrap leftovers, you’ll have plenty of packing material that's as functional as it is festive.