Ellen has a great kitchen with some upper cabinets that have glass doors. Inside, she typically displays a collection of floral plates. For Christmas, she added some holiday dishes but thought something was lacking.
Then she saw a roll of wrapping paper she thought would be a perfect backdrop and she used it to line the inside of the cabinets.
Can you believe I didn’t take a picture? I am so mad at myself. So you’ll have to trust me: It was beautiful.
So that got me thinking about creative ways to use wrapping paper, which led to Tip #22: Use wrapping paper for decorations, not just gifts.
Check out the example at right from Better Homes and Gardens. You can recreate this great look with some papier mache letters from a craft store. Cover them with some pretty wrapping paper and you’ve got a striking decoration.
Below is another example, although this one doesn’t actually use Christmas paper. use wrapping paper to decorate some soup and vegetable cans to make planters. The idea below came from Apartment Therapy.
The cool origami craft is made from wrapping paper scraps. Check out Nikki’s post to get the detailed how-to.
Wrapping paper is a great way to dress up furniture and accessories.
Below left, wrapping paper scraps are used to dress up a frame in a BHG photo. Easy and beautiful!
Above right is cabinet that’s been decked out with decorative paper or fabric (BHG photo). This is a perfect project for wrapping paper. Use Mod Podge to apply the paper, brushing the clear glue on the furniture piece first. Apply the paper and then brush over it as well.
Do you use wrapping paper in creative ways? Tell us about it.