Once the holidays are over, I'm left with a bit of trash. But rather than throwing it all out, I've found a few alternate uses that apply to leftover packaging throughout the year.
Wrapping paper tubes are great for rolling table runners and tablecloths around. Rolling the cloths around the tubes prevents the creases caused by folding. The next time you need to use them, simply unroll and they're crease free! You can also wrap string lights around the tubes so they don't become a jumbled mess.
Leftover holiday packaging like these Tower of Treat boxes from Harry & David are great for sorting and storing ornament collections of varying colors and sizes, as well as holiday hangers, and various other essentials. They're useful and decorative at the same time. They also make handy craft supply storage vessels.
Rather than throwing out colorful tissue and wrapping paper, run it through your shredder for gift bag filler. I
Snipped ribbon makes great confetti and who doesn't need a stash of confetti on hand at all times?!
Do you re-use any of your holiday packaging?