Now that the holidays are over, I’ve got about a half dozen rolls of holiday paper taking up space in my already-crowded hall closet. Instead of storing it until this time next year I’ve come up with some ways to use it all year round. I admit many seem to involve lamination, but if you have any you think I’ve missed (lamination or no!), please leave it in the comments section for us to check out.
- Placemats – cut a piece of wrapping paper to 14”x18” and have it laminated. If you have the time – and patience – you could also weave together 2” strips of two types of wrapping paper to make a more colorful and dynamic design.
- Coasters – cut out and laminate several 4”x4” squares to make easy-to-clean but festive party coasters.
- Bookmarks – slice elegant wrapping paper into 2”x9” strips. Place the strips back to back and laminate to create a two-sided bookmark. You can also punch a hole at the top and attach a tassel of color-coordinating thread.