By Sara Elliot
After the holidays, trash pickup at your house is probably groaning under the weight of discarded wrapping paper, Christmas cards, cardboard packaging, tinsel and ribbon.
Everyone likes to receive a brightly wrapped present for the holidays, but after the decorative paper comes off, what can you do to repurpose the sparkly stuff?
Whether you tear off the wrap with frantic fingers or reverse engineer it with measured precision, we have some fun and useful ways to repurpose wrapping paper.
Use it as filler
Paper is paper, and if you have a shredder, you can make quick, easy and free package cushioning in a couple of minutes. Store shredded paper for your next shipping emergency, and if you haven't used it by spring, mulch your flowerbeds with it.
Use it as faux grass for Easter baskets
Don't you hate paying a fortune for that plastic grass at Easter?