Wrapping Paper: Not just for Gifts

Things to make with wrapping paperIf you haven’t noticed, there are some beautiful wrapping papers out there right now. And in all honesty, we’re pretty crazy about our own line of paper we designed for Alexis Mattox Design. If you haven’t heard about it (where have you been?!), you can purchase the whole collection here! Wrapping paper can sometimes be underutilized though. Such great colors, patterns, and designs deserve to do so much more than end up crumpled in the trash can! We’re showing you a few ways you can repurpose your wrapping paper to create beautiful things with a bit more longevity. From covered books to placemats, we hope these ideas will inspire your own creative use of wrapping paper!

Check out all the ways to utilize gift wrap!

What to Make With Your Wrapping Paper

  1. Candy Packages: Tuck a tiny treat into a candy-shaped box! Packaging just as sweet as the gift inside. Find the tutorial HERE.
  2. Book jackets: Say goodbye to blase book covers! Pick a paper, or a few different kinds, and make simple book jackets to cover your collection.
  3. Placemats: You know those disposable paper placemats that you can buy? Make your own by cutting 12-inch by 18-inch pieces of wrapping paper. A cheap, easy tablescape is only a roll of paper away!Things to make with wrapping paper
  4. Clipboards: Jazz up some lackluster clipboards by covering them with pretty paper. Spray adhesive or mod-podge both work great. We spray painted the clips as well to bring in another pop of color.Things to make with wrapping paperThings to make with wrapping paper
  5. Shelf liners: Inspired by our friend Stephanie Nielson from Nie Nie Dialogues, line your shelves or draws with wrapping paper instead of contact paper. Such a pretty backdrop for your dishes!Wrapping paper for shelvingWrapping paper for shelving

You can find out complete party collection at Alexis Mattox Design

Photography by Clara Sumsion  

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