Be creative. Be very creative.

Be creative. Be very creative.

And all the gifts have been unwrapped and your living room is a sea of crinkled up Christmas wrapping paper. If you’re lucky, you have at least one or two relatives passed out in it, and you’ll be able to use the photo evidence against them later. Seriously — a 28-year-old asleep under a tree before noon? Nice job!

While in our house we just recycle all that wrapping paper (and immediately so, as the OCD in my dad gets the better of him and he needs to get it out of the room ASAP), my far more creative friends hang on to that shit well after Christmas and use it for a whole slew of other things; creative projects, if you will. Basically, some people have a really hard time letting go of the holiday season; for some, Christmas is 365 days a year.

If you’re one of the those who absolutely needs to do something with all that wrapping paper instead of just recycling it with the rest of the boxes and holiday cards from people you haven’t seen in a decade, here are a few ideas. Grab some scissors, glue and get ready to be creative!

Photo: Running with Spoons