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How to Recycle your left over wrapping paper

7 Jan 2023 | Sustainability

Left over Wrapping Paper
Left over Wrapping Paper

Ever wondered what to do with all that left over wrapping paper?

Here is an article about recycling leftover wrapping paper for your next scrapbooking project:

Recycling your leftover wrapping paper for your next scrapbooking project

If you’re an avid scrapbooker, you know that there is always a need for new and creative materials to use in your projects. One resource that is often overlooked is leftover wrapping paper. Instead of letting it gather dust in the back of your closet, consider using it in your next scrapbooking project.

There are many ways to incorporate wrapping paper into your scrapbook pages. One option is to use it as a background paper. Simply choose a pattern or colour that complements your photos and journaling, and trim it down to fit your page. You can also cut the paper into shapes or use punch tools to create unique borders or accents.

Another way to use leftover wrapping paper in your scrapbook is to create your own embellishments. Cut the paper into small squares or circles and layer them with adhesive to create dimensional flowers or other decorative elements. You can also use punches or dies to cut out shapes such as stars or hearts.

In addition to adding visual interest to your pages, using wrapping paper can also help you save money on scrapbooking supplies. Many high-quality patterned papers can be expensive, but leftover wrapping paper is often free and just as effective at adding colour and texture to your layouts.

So next time you have leftover wrapping paper after the holidays, don’t throw it away. Instead, consider using it in your next scrapbooking project and give new life to an otherwise forgotten material.

Here are a few more ideas for incorporating wrapping paper into your scrapbooking projects:

  • Use wrapping paper as a base for a collage. Cut out images and words from magazine clippings and glue them onto a piece of wrapping paper to create a unique and personalized background for your scrapbook page.

  • Make your own stickers. Cut out shapes or words from wrapping paper and use a glue stick or double-sided tape to attach them to your page. You can also use clear sticker paper to create more traditional-looking stickers.

  • Create a wrap-around cover for your scrapbook. Use a piece of wrapping paper that is large enough to cover the front and back of your scrapbook, and secure it in place with adhesive. This is a great way to add a pop of colour and personality to your scrapbook.

  • Use wrapping paper to create pocket pages. Cut the paper into strips and attach them to the inside of your scrapbook with adhesive. You can then use these pockets to hold small mementos, ticket stubs, or other keepsakes.

  • Add a touch of elegance with gold or silver wrapping paper. Cut thin strips of metallic wrapping paper and use them as a border or accent on your pages. This can add a touch of glamour and sophistication to your scrapbook.

As you can see, there are many ways to use leftover wrapping paper in your scrapbooking projects. Whether you use it as a background, embellishment, or something else, wrapping paper is a versatile and affordable resource that can add interest and creativity to your layouts. So, next time you have leftover wrapping paper, don’t toss it – think about how you can recycle it and use it in your scrapbooking projects!

Samantha West

Samantha is the founder of Paper Creations Paper Craft. With a long history in childcare and kindergarten teaching, crafting, especially hand made cards and scrapbooking, came naturally to her. Sam has run the business for over 7 years.