Stuck with leftover wallpaper after a big decorating project? Put it to use as high-end holiday gift wrap. Once the gift is unwrapped, the wallpaper can be used again as graphic art by placing it inside a frame.
You can't go wrong with the classics. Keep newspaper around during the holidays, then separate the black and white pages from those with color. Wrap the gift in black and white, then add a layer of color with ribbon.
Use part of the gift for gift wrap by tying on a vintage Christmas cookie cutter with gold ribbon to the gift box. Keep the rest of the gift on theme by giving a cookie recipe book, some fun sprinkles and a rolling pin.
Add a playful touch to tabletop surfaces with reindeer made from recycled gift-wrap tubes. To create them, cut the tubes to size with a utility knife, allowing four inches of length for the body and 2 inches of length for the head. Next, cut twigs with floral shears, and then add holes to the bottom of the 4-inch tube and along the top and the bottom of the 2-inch tube. Insert the twigs as legs, antlers and as a neck, then keep them firmly fastened with hot glue.
Outfit a large woven basket with wrapping paper, ribbon and name tags, then take it from room to room as needed, or simply leave it by the tree until it's time to start wrapping your next round of gifts.