Every year 4.6 million pounds (2.1 million kilograms) of wrapping paper is produced in the U.S. and about half of it ends up in landfills. While most wrapping paper is recyclable, some styles use glitter and other chemicals to create a shiny or matte effect and can't be recycled. It also can't be recycled if it's got Scotch tape on it.
You could save unused (and even used) wrapping paper for next year's gift-giving, but that's not the only thing you can do with it. Here are 9 creative ways to upcycle your leftover Christmas wrapping paper this holiday season: