Turn used wrapping paper into party decorations!
Holiday waste is on our minds a lot lately, which is why we love this idea for repurposing all that wrapping paper from Christmas. Reuse fancy, non-recyclable wrapping paper (especially foiled and metallic paper) and ribbon to create a festive party decorations. After all, New Year's Eve is right around the corner!
Transform an ordinary piece of paper—or even used wrapping paper!—into something fun and functional. This tutorial covers a common way to create an origami box, but we’ve adjusted the instructions to make a shorter lid that takes advantage of the reversible Wrappily patterns (or coordinating piece of recycled gift wrap.) What can we say? We like to mix it up.
With their whimsical and unlimited designs, snowflakes are the perfect DIY holiday decorating project. Decorate your home this season with beautiful snowflakes using materials you already have on hand. The reversible gift-wrap from Wrappily really make these snowflakes pop!
Have a pretty gift box? No need cover it up, instead use your Wrappily to highlight it! We created this quick paper ribbon with scraps leftover from other wrap jobs (pattern is our Holiday Red/ Snowflake.) 'Reduce, reuse, recycle' has never been so easy.
Old web presses are kind of our thing. They're giant feats of industrial innovation. They're dirty and loud. They're increasingly underutilized.
We're decidedly short-sighted when it comes to printing our paper. Instead of looking halfway across the world, we're creating a model that could bring it to your hometown. (Who knows?) Newspapers are printed all over the nation. These presses that have been churning out dailies for decades grow increasingly quieter as online news subscriptions grow.
Ever wonder what happens after you toss yesterday's newspaper into the recycling bin? We did, and we were stoked to find this video that let's you "follow the paper trail". It's amazing to think that a newspaper can be completely recycled and back out on the shelf as a new product in as little as seven days. It makes us think that all gift wrap would be made on newsprint!
We consume natural resources daily without a second thought. What happens when these resources become depleted, our environment too taxed to provide? This is big picture stuff, but at Wrappily, we're sensitive to waste.