I embrace handy re-use ideas — I’ve started seedlings in egg cartons and used wine bottles to prop up my boots — so it always re-surprises me when I look at my box(es) of scrap paper and my mind goes blank.
Paper is the most basic building block for crafters, and creatively reusing paper scraps is the ultimate eco-craft up-cycling victory. For those of us who routinely pluck from an empty glass jar collection (for reuse as vases, votives, and salad vessels, of course) but need some paper up-cycling inspiration, these easy-to-execute ideas are worth tucking away:
For the organizational genius with old envelopes to spare:
For the hip professional with scraps of wrapping or scrapbooking paper:
For the cat lover with a few extra cardboard boxes:
For the adventure-seeking kiddies with paper grocery bags and toilet paper rolls:
For the green thumb-wannabe with old sheet music or newspapers:
For the sports fanatic with left over tissue paper:
What paper up-cycling projects do you keep on-hand? Share your favorite paper reuse ideas in the comments below!
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