New uses for wrapping paper

After the hustle and bustle of Christmas and all the gift giving and wrapping, people often have left over wrapping paper.

Wrapping paper has a new variety of uses, and at this time of the year there are bargains on wrapping paper.  Decorative paper can be used as a backdrop to take photos, as a table runner, or even a place mat.

“We have some really artsy customers and they’ve told me how they can take a picture frame and take some wrapping paper with a nice Christmas scene and use it as a picture for the holiday season, as well as take the wrapping paper and put it through a paper shredder and make confetti,” Dollar Store General Manager Kevin Staton said.

Another post–holiday savings method is to buy candles to last all year.  Scented candles can be stored in drawers to add a nice aroma–or put them in boxes of Christmas decorations to use next year.