I have a problem…I save wayyyy too much scrap paper I have leftover from projects. I know that one day I’ll use it, but it just builds up!! I decided yesterday that I’d use some of it up, and I wanted to give my readers some ideas.
Then, I cut the paper, and seal it with invisible tape. You can also Mod Podge the paper on. I hear keeping the original paper on the can makes it easier, but I only use them as decoration, or to put pens and what not in them, so taping is good enough for me!
An obvious use of scrap paper…making cards! It’s always nice to have some homemade cards on hand for unexpected occasions. People are always impressed when they receive a handmade card from me. 🙂 I don’t know about you, but I always have extra envelopes laying around. When I want to make a card, I start by folding and measuring a piece of cardstock to an envelope.
I lay the top down on some paper and trace around so I know where to cut. I repeat the same for the bottom, and then brush some Mod Podge down and place my paper down, pushing any air bubbles out. I used cardstock, as I’ve found you never get bubbles with thicker paper. Once the Mod Podge dried a bit, I embellished it with a “B” (for my last name) that I had cut using the Cricut a few days ago (it was too big for the project I was making it for so into the scrap pile it went!). I Modge Podged over it to seal it in. What can you use it for? Look up Altoids tin on pinterest! There are endless possibilities!
How cute are they?! My favorite one is the blue polka dots with the birds :). I also made one to go with my Husband’s Oma’s Christmas present. Remember my teacup candle post?
I mean really….I can’t even handle the cuteness!
So there you go! A few ways to use up that scrap paper, and a great way to recycle! I also covered up a Hershey’s cocoa powder container, using the same method as the cans. It’s so easy, why not do it?!
Now, onto an unrelated subject, my friend Tracy that I talk so much about, at MomofTwosalums, is having a craft challenge next month to make some DIY coasters. It should be a lot of fun, and I’ll be contributing by making some more tile coasters, but you can use whatever you want. Get creative!! Don’t have a need for coasters?? Make some for a friend! Give it to someone as a gift. 🙂 Click here to check it out!