Party Supplies as Gift Wrap!

By March 20, 2017 DIY, Gifts No Comments
Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

If you love to throw parties, big or small, chances are you’ve obtained a little collection of leftover party supplies. Perhaps a tablecloth wasn’t used, extra balloons weren’t blown up and you’ve grown your collection of mismatched leftover paper napkins. Hoard no more! Use these bits and pieces of party décor to wrap a set of gifts for the next big celebration.

Here are 5 ways to re-purpose leftover party goods for wrapping gifts. This smart idea brought to you by Tara from Spot of Tea Designs. She styled and photographed this post. Be sure to stop by her blog to see more tips and how-tos!

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

First, go through your box of party supplies and pull out an assortment of items for inspiration.  Consider a color theme, in this case rainbow, to make your gift collection coordinate.

Idea 1: Paper Straw Necklace

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Turn a wearable craft into a gift wrap accessory. Cut paper straws into smaller pieces and thread them onto ribbon to wrap around your gift. Just like making a lei.

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Stack several side by side to add color and interest to your gift.

Idea 2: Paper Straw Decoration

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Use those paper straws in another way to create a statement piece in the center of the gift! To create this look, punch out two circle shapes from cardstock. Cut paper straws into pieces and arrange around this cardstock piece.

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Add more hot glue and place another cardstock circle on top to complete your decorative element.

Idea 3: Paper Napkin Bow

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Accordion fold your paper napkin and pinch the middle. Use washi tape to secure this shape.

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Wrap the center of your present with some crepe paper and adhere your bow on top! Looks like a dapper little gift, don’t you think?

Idea 4: Washi Tape Patterns

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Grab an assortment of plain and patterned washi tape from your stash.

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Think back to preschool and use those basic weaving techniques learned to decorate the front your package.

Idea 5: Balloon Bow

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Wrap your gift with ribbon, making a cross at the center. Begin tying balloons onto the ribbon.

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Continue adding balloons until you create a fun bow design.

Re-Use Party Supplies as Gift Wrap

Next time you have just 6 polka dot paper napkins, 3 water balloons or 4 cupcake liners from a party, don’t throw them away but save them for the next time you need to wrap a gift! The recipient will surely be impressed at your creative recycling skills!

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