Gift Wrap Guide: Ideas for Reusing Old Wrapping Paper

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Growing up we saved and reused tissue paper and bows. A friend's family has been reusing wrapping paper for so long that they have the most amazing vintage and retro paper collection. Now it's my mother-in-law who is so diligent about carefully unwrapping and saving her beautiful papers. Some is so beautiful it feels like such a shame to rip it up and throw it away, right?

Are there certain wrappings that are only fit for ripping up, while some deserve saving for future gifts? Or perhaps to reuse in other ways? What are your wrapping paper reuse rules?

And, in case you are the saving type, here are a handful of ideas for reusing gift wrap and other paper:

(Image credits: Sweet Little Peanut)