26 Dec '11, 12pm

Reuse Ideas for Holiday Cards and Gift Wrap

Reuse Ideas for Holiday Cards and Gift Wrap

With the holidays winding down, you may soon be tossing cards and wrapping paper in the recycling bin and unrecyclable tissue paper and gift bags in the trash. Earth911 thinks these holiday items – with their ornate designs and fun messages – are simply too beautiful to throw out, even if they’ll get a second life as a recycled product. From placemats to ornaments, check out these cool ways to reuse holiday cards and gift wrap around your home and community. 1. Save gift wrap for next year Many families already reuse gift bags and bows year after year to save money. But did you know you can also use wrapping paper and tissue paper more than once? If you have pieces of wrapping paper that weren’t torn too badly during gift opening, domestic goddess Martha Stewart recommends ironing the paper on a low setting to flatten wrinkles. Then just roll it back onto the tube and save...

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