Boxing Day originated in the United Kingdom as a day for servants to have a day off and receive a gift box from their masters. It is observed the day after Christmas, but traditions have changed from the old days. Now, it is more of a day to return or exchange Christmas gifts that didn’t work out and to clean up the Christmas decorations. If you are looking for a creative way to get rid of your holiday scraps, we have a few ideas for crafts to create while cleaning.
An easy and fun idea for all of the leftover wrapping paper is to make confetti. You can either put it through a shredder or manually cut small strips. This is especially fun for younger kids who love a good mess! Save all of the wrapping confetti in a small bag to use for New Year’s Eve!
If you’ve thrown away the bows that came on your gifts this year, take some wrapping paper scraps to make new ones. These can be used on various gifts throughout the year for birthdays or other holidays.
Whether you have a student renting or borrowing textbooks for school or have a nice notebook at home that you’d like to keep in good condition, leftover wrapping paper is a great option for making a fun cover. Use scraps from a fun pattern instead of the typical brown “lunch bag” paper that books are covered in.
Pom-poms are a great decoration for birthday parties or sprucing up the house for the spring season. Save the tissue paper from gift bags for a quick and easy way to decorate! All you need to do is lay about 10 sheets of tissue paper flat in a pile, then fold them accordion style and wrap with wire or ribbon. Cut the edges, add a string to hang from and voila!