It's quite wasteful to trash leftover gift-wrapping scraps, especially when you can repurpose them. The number of things that you can craft and create with very little might surprise you after your major wrapping projects are complete.
Another issue is that most wrapping paper is not recyclable, so this is even more inspiration to make something worthwhile out of what material you have available. Here are three things you need to know about using metallic wrapping paper so that you can make the most out of your resources and think proactively about how you utilize your crafts.
Makes Great Insulator
If you’ve ever used an upscaled zippered lunch box, then you know that most of them have an aluminum lining. Well, for a fraction of the cost, you could use scrap wood and your leftovers from gift wrapping to create a heating and cooling liner for the inside of your box.
Just add some hinges and glue the inside with plenty of your metallic gift wrap to ensure the insulator is well constructed, and you now have a homemade cooler or lunch box. You can use it for other things as well, based on what you need to store to keep cool or warm.
If you have any leftover cardboard lying around, you could use your extra wholesale wrapping supplies to create a sun deflector. Once you have your cardboard wrapped all nice and neat, place your cardboard around a houseplant or in your garden or greenhouse.
Once wrapped around your plants, the deflector will bounce rays of light off itself. This, in turn, will help your plants get the maximum amount of light exposure—which, in turn, will make your plants grow exponentially.
Create Unique Crafts
Finally, many people use leftover metallic gift wrap to help them craft unique decorations or accent existing ones. For example, you can create a cute bow with whatever scraps you have lying around and then pin it to your favorite wreath. If you still have enough, you could even use what you have left to make envelopes that really dazzle. You could even line the outside of glass candles to get festive, or simply use what you have left as contact paper for your drawers.
These three things you need to know about using metallic wrapping paper are only a guide to the many uses for this versatile material. However, this list doesn’t limit what you can do with a metallic gift wrap. Best of luck with all your crafting!