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6 Ways to Repurpose Wrapping Paper Scraps into Pretty Decor

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I don’t know about you, but I tend to waste a lot of wrapping paper when beautifying my gifts. I never get the size perfectly right, and even if I do, there is still some awkward piece left over that wouldn’t be large enough to wrap anything else. So what happens to all of those wrapping paper scraps? They go in the trash. It’s such a shame!

This year, I say let’s put those wrapping paper scraps to good use. There are a surprising number of great ideas out there that can help you use those leftovers, by making them into something pretty for your home. Intriguing, right?! Here are several fun options for your wrapping paper scraps. Happy wrapping!

Geometric Garland 1 of 6
This garland would look great over a mantle or hanging in a kid's room. I love those shapes!

Get this tutorial from Weekday Carnival

Image source: Riikka Kantinkoski
Ball Decor 2 of 6
They might look like ornaments, but with a little tweaking, these balls would be so cool hanging up amid your home decor all year round.

Get this tutorial from Offbeat + Inspired
Paper Light 3 of 6
Now that is one amazing light! It totally looks like something you would buy for an arm and a leg. It's sure to add a lot of character to your home decor.

Get this tutorial from Design Sponge
Deer Head 4 of 6
This wall accessory will add a woodsy feel to your home all season. You can even use different wallpaper on each piece for a pattern-on-pattern look (and you'll have yourself the trendiest deer).

Get this tutorial from Chronicle Books Blog
Mobile 5 of 6
Use scraps of paper to add a great pop of color and shape to your little one's nursery.

Get this tutorial from Alisa Burke
Pinwheels 6 of 6
Who didn't love paper fans as a kid? Now that you're all grown up, use those scraps to transform that hobby into these pretty paper pinwheels.

Get this tutorial from The Party Wagon
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