Leftover Christmas wrapping paper has many uses around the shop.
Drawing of aerosol spraying a project pice with wrapping paper on bench surface

Rather than let partial rolls of leftover wrapping paper accumulate, I put them to use in the workshop. I use the paper to cover and protect my workbench from glue and finishes. Some papers feature a grid of cutting guides on the back—perfect for sketching up designs. I've found wrapping paper so useful, I raid the clearance bins after Christmas.

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