Recycle colorful wrapping paper?

One of the few things my city’s recycle program can’t accept is colorful wrapping paper and foils. Do you have ideas on how a Hometalker can reuse these things? I’m just trying to reduce the landfill.

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  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Dec 18, 2017
    use to line the back of bookshelves or dresser drawers.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 18, 2017
    You can line your drawers with them to brighten them up. Add a layer of modpodge for protection.

  • Really? Ours takes all paper products. Darn! Well if a large piece, I roll up and place in cardboard gift wrap tubes and save and wrap a smaller gift next year. My darling paternal grandma kept all gift wrap and lined all her closets, drawers, cabinets with them. It was a blast from the past when we had to clean out her house as there were layers and layers of this stuff - birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, Hanukkah and every holiday in between. I should have kept them and made a history of wrapping paper book!

  • Edie Edie on Dec 18, 2017
    Crumple and stuff in loops of holiday bows to protect bows for next year, salvage to rewrap, use to decupage, cover boxes for storage of holiday decor.

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Dec 18, 2017
    Use for stuffing when mailing packages

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Dec 18, 2017
    Reuse the good stuff for next year. Plain colors can be reused for birthdays.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Dec 18, 2017
    Cut off parts that are ripped, and save it for next year

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Dec 19, 2017
    These are very creative ideas. I think I can use ALL of them. My city will accept the wrapping paper, but they will be taken out at the recycling center and sent to the landfill. There are so many dyes, metals and chemicals in the shiny paper that it is generally not used for recycling. Thank you all for such great ideas. I’m open to more! 😇