1 item…3 ways: Wrapping Paper

Last month, we had a blast styling a fabulous HomeGoods vase in three different ways. We came up with some fun uses for the darling item, and decided we just had to try it out again with another item. So we ventured to our favorite store and kept our eyes peeled for an item that might have a few fun uses. 
Look what we found…
Yep…we found some adorable colorful wrapping paper right in an aisle of HomeGoods.  They really have such a wide variety of items, you just never know what you might find during your shopping trip.
We were immediately drawn to the gorgeous springy colors, but what really sold us was the price tags…
$2.99 and $2.50?! Yep, pretty awesome if you ask us. We scooped up the 2 rolls immediately and didn’t look back.
Then we realized that wrapping paper was going to be a bit more difficult to style 3 ways. The vase was a cakewalk. Wrapping paper? Not so much.
But these rookies are always up for a challenge, so we put our heads together and came up with 3 really unique ways to utilize the wrapping paper in our homes.
#1. Wrap a Gift: Cue the eye rolls. We know what you’re thinking, “C’mon Bridget & Casey, this is not very original.” Yeah yeah, we know. But we did have to check the obvious use for this item off of our list, because the wrapping paper really is good for wrapping presents!
The trendy pattern and pretty pastels do take this gift up a notch. We paired this wrapping paper up with some washi tape, rather than just plain Scotch tape. We thought that would add even a little more pattern, color, and overall pizzazz to the package. Who cares what’s inside the box…look at that gorgeous packaging! We’re convinced this gift recipient will l.o.v.e. this pretty package of goodies.
#2. Create Art: We all know art can be very expensive, so why not create your own? The gray and yellow marbled paper adds subtle color to these shelves, without breaking the bank.
Styled Ikea Bookshelves
Framed wrapping paper
Simply cut a piece of the wrapping paper and pop it into a frame with a mat. This technique would work well in a gallery wall too. Utilize photos, art, and colorful wrapping paper to create a one of a kind wall display.
Styled shelving
If you don’t want to shell out big bucks for art, framing wrapping paper can be a great alternative. Plus, you can change out the paper every few months to liven up the space and change up the color scheme.
Marbled Wrapping paper
#3. Brighten your Dresser Drawers: This is by far our favorite use of the wrapping paper. Use the colorful paper to add a pop of pattern to your drawers!
Ikea Dresser revamped
You’ve probably seen this technique on the bottom of dresser drawers, but putting it on the sides is a fresh take on this easy DIY project.
wrapping paper in drawers
Every time you slide open a drawer, you’ll get a nice little dose of color and personality. Love it!
Mod podged drawers
Tomorrow we’ll give you the full tutorial for this project, so you can easily add some color to your own boring dresser drawers.
 
So what do you say…are you going to hop on the 1 item, 3 ways train and challenge yourself to be a little more creative when shopping? We hope so! Share your pictures with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We’d love to see what you create!
Bridget and Casey DIY Playbook
So which use of the wrapping paper is your absolute favorite? 
(Disclaimer: We have received free product from HomeGoods in connection to their Happy By Design program. All styling, ideas, and opinions are our own.)

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