What on earth can you do with all the left over wrapping paper? It takes you ages to wrap them and about 5 seconds for the kids to tear them apart. If I’m honest we do burn a lot of it but I do hold a small selection back for crafting.
I’ve done this in the past for Birthdays but decided to do it again for Christmas as it’s incredibly easy. I’m a bit of a stickler for Thank you cards as I feel it’s very important but do find them taxing at times.
You will need
- Selection of wrapping paper
- PVA glue
- A4 paper
- Prit Stick
- Wiggly Scissors (Pinking or Scalloped)
- A4 Card – any colour will do.
- Tear the wrapping paper into pieces
- Mix a bit of PVA glue and water
- Cover the A4 paper, the more random the better using the PVA Glue
- Leave to dry
- Cut out a random selection of shapes. We chose hearts as it as for Thank you cards, but you could be a bit more creative and cut out a big T and Y for Thank you.
- Cut the A4 card in half and then fold to make A5 cards.
- Use the Prit Stick to Glue the shapes on the front of the cards
- You can use the wiggly scissors to cut the edges of the card.
Voila you’re done!
If you decide to have a go I’d love to see the results! I’d also love more ideas for using up some of this paper.
I hope you’ve had a fabulous Christmas!