Gift-wrapped presents

Reuse Your Kid’s Artwork for Holiday Gifting

We’re not talking about the masterpieces. We’re talking about the other stuff...the stuff that just isn’t fridge or frame material. With the holiday season upon us, reuse those excess works of art as DIY gift wrap and note cards.

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Larger artwork can be used as-is to wrap packages. With smaller pieces of art, cut out the best parts and paste them onto butcher paper or recycled paper bags from the grocery store. Voila! You’re ready to wrap. And the reuse doesn’t have to stop there: Folded or cut up paintings make great gift tags, holiday cards, and thank-you notes, too. This is what we call a win-win-win, people: The art is out of your house. You don’t have to feel guilty about recycling it. And somewhere, someone is enjoying it. (Or they’re recycling it, but you don’t have to feel guilty about that, do you?)