The holiday season is filled with loads of parties and gift exchanges that generate enough gift wrap debris that, if you laid it out, could reach the North Pole. I’m making that up, of course. I’ve done no research to support that assertion. I have no idea how far that even is. But you get what I’m saying. We use a whole lot of gift wrap. And even the most enthusiastic present-opener can’t destroy it completely. So, don’t throw those gift wrap scraps away just yet. Gather them up and breathe a little Christmas spirit into their shredded remains with this recycled gift wrap wreath!

Here’s what you’ll need.

Recycled Gift Wrap Wreath Supplies


  • A paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Gift wrap scraps
  • Hole punch (optional)


  1. Cut the center out of a paper plate. (We traced around a round object to make a neat circle.)
  2. Recycled Gift Wrap Wreath 1

    Recycled Gift Wrap Wreath 2

  3. Cover the plate with glue.
  4. Recycled Gift Wrap Wreath 3

  5. Stick on your gift wrap scraps.
  6. Recycled Gift Wrap Wreath 4

  7. To hang the wreath, you can attach a loop of ribbon. We used the hole punch to make a hole and looped a piece of string from a gift bag handle.
  8. Recycled Gift Wrap Wreath 5

  9. Deck your halls!
  10. Recycled Gift Wrap Wreath 6

Originally written for and posted on the now-defunct My OH! Momma website.