Recycled Paper for Holiday Decorations

After wrapping presents over the weekend, there were pieces left of the wrapping paper that were too small to use. We decided to make a guarland with those instead of just putting it in the recycle bin. This particular wrapping paper is reversible, so it was perfect for this project!

The other easy project uses a catalogue from Joe Fresh (a clothing line from our grocery store).
I had picked up the winter catalogue for Celeste, she likes to see all the fashion pictures.
Once she was done, I told her we could use it to make a big 3D snowflake (like we did last year).
We took apart the pages and Celeste chose which ones to use for the snowflake.

You can find very easy-to-follow instructions here. 
Here is one of the snowflake branches:

And here is the final complete snowflake, we like to hang ours
from the light fixture above our school table:


  1. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a fantastic idea! I bet my 4 year old would enjoy making paper chains. And I have a recycling bin full of paper possibilities...


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