It’s Christmas, so you know what that means! Plenty of togetherness, a bunch of good cheer and lots and lots and lots of leftover wrapping paper! Of course, you could save it all for next year, but if you’re looking for a project to sustain you through the new year, we recommend one of the pretty little crafts below. From custom envelopes to homemade confetti, scrap wrapping papers offers up a whole lot of DIY opportunity! Here are five of our favorites!
Is your New Year’s resolution to reconnect with old friends? There’s nothing more intimate than a handwritten letter to rekindle a neglected relationship! Give your correspondence that extra personalized flair using this handmade envelope tutorial. Just look at those darling little letters! They’re as artful as they are resourceful!
The best thing about Christmas ending? We’re only a hop, skip and a jump away from New Year’s Eve. Which makes this DIY perfect for continuing the festivities! Sparkly, colorful shredded wrapping paper makes the perfect confetti for wringing in the new year. Of course, it will get everywhere, but that’s a problem for next year-you! You can also use it in place of packing peanuts in case you design to just move out instead of cleaning.
Via The Elli Blog
Next Year’s Ornaments
Christmas may be ending soon, but it’ll be back again before you know it! These pretty, delicate origami ornaments are super simple to make, once you know how. But they look like a million dollars. And you can look forward to hanging them all year long!
Last Minute Gift Wrap Bows
Have a few presents you still need to wrap? Don’t brave the stores for expensive handmade bows when you can make yourself and be home sipping hot cocoa the whole time! This tutorial teaches you how to craft professional-looking gift bows—all made from leftover wrapping paper. DIY? More like D-I-why-not?
Custom Book Covers
Whether it’s next semester’s textbooks or that new collectible set of novels you just got for Christmas, paper book covers can do a lot to extend the life of your books. And when book covers meet leftover wrapping paper, [LINK TO: http://eighteen25.com/2014/08/wrapping-paper-book-covers/] the end result is useful and pretty! Now there’s one way to start the year off right!