Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you have a very Joyous Holiday!

While you’re cleaning up the mess from all the gift giving, see if you can reuse any of your wrapping paper. I’ve come up with a few ideas of how I’ve used mine.

Some of my wrapping included a silvery grey paper that I thought I could pull into Valentines Day. By die cutting it, the pattern of the trees are lost and it just becomes a pretty silver paper.

Shari Carroll Thanks WP

Another idea is to create a Valentines garland. You could include this into a gift box for someone special.


How about a couple Valentines Day tree decorations? These are made from card stock formed into cones and decorated with the same paper. The Leaf Cluster die was perfect to wrap around for a dainty look.


If you have kids at home for winter vacation, try making some ornaments with them for next years tree to be packed up safely with this years ornaments. The Funky Snowflake die is a great size for any tree. Put a couple layers together for extra strength.


I’ve always loved clear bulbs and honestly have had these for a very long time… they’ve been waiting for today!!! I cut up some strips of paper and ribbon which I curled and filled the bulb.


This next ornament is super easy too. Just an accordion folded triangle turns into a tree with the help of a painted bamboo skewer, some strips of paper and string.


I’ve put together a video explaining my projects a little more. Hope you enjoy! You can also view the video HERE.

Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  1. Just got home from my sister’s celebrating Christmas Eve and saw this post. So glad I’m still up! What gorgeous, fun projects, Shari! Love them All! Merry Christmas to you and everyone at Simon Says Stamp! ❤️

  2. Such lovely ideas! The creations are adorable and stunning! Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas and best wishes for the holiday season!

  3. They’re ALL lovely Shari – THANK YOU for sharing :)
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!

  4. These are some fun ideas to use up scraps of wrapping paper that would normally get thrown out!! Thanks for sharing them! Wishing you all at SSS a very Merry CHRISTmas and a fun, crafty filled, prosperous New year!!

  5. Shari these are fabulous!! I’ve often chosen wrapping paper just for the “after” factor!!
    Thanks for a year full of fun projects and your gorgeous cards!!

  6. WOW, super great recycle/reuse ideas and so classy too! I’m pulling out my Christmas wrappings from the recycle bin now ….

  7. Great idea for reusing the wrapping paper..never thought of that…I reuse my bags over again every year (so long as they are still in good shape ) LOL…my kids make fun of me..oh well..some of them are just too cute to get rid of. I really like the ornament idea. Will be trying that one for sure. Thanks for all of the great ideas! Happy Holidays!

  8. These are so fun and clever. Now I know what to do with the shiny red paper with the white snowflakes. I love all the ornaments, but especially the thank you card. Thank you and I hope your Christmas was wonderful.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.