Gift bags,clothing boxes---almost every style of gift wrapping contains tissue paper.
I like to save the tissue paper and use it again, but sometimes the tissue paper is too wrinkled or torn to use in a gift.
Here is a way to make it useful again ...
Step 1: Materials Needed
a paper shredder (or scissors if you don't have a shredder), and
some old tissue paper
Please be careful when using a paper shredder and follow the manufacturers guidelines. Some other cautions:
Do not place hands or fingers in the shredder.
Do not allow children to operate paper shredders.
Unplug the paper shredder power cord when not in use.
Do not operate a shredder while wearing loose clothing.
Keep hair, necklaces and ties away from the shredder opening.
Step 2: Prepare the Tissue Paper
Stack several smoothed sheets together then fold the paper in half and then in half again.
You want to fold the paper small enough so it will fit in the shredder slot.
The folds are important because they will shred (or cut) into longer pieces and shorter pieces, rather than all small bits.
Step 3: Empty the Shredder Basket
Step 4: Before Shredding
1) Shred (or cut) complimentary colors together. It is hard to separate the colors after they have been shredded.
2) The shredder compresses the shredded pieces, so the less you put through together, the less compacted the layers are.
3) Fewer layers feed into the paper slot easier.
4) Fewer layers are easier to cut through if you are using scissors.
Step 5: Begin the Shredding
Once the shredder teeth grasp the paper edges they should pull the rest of the paper in.
Once all sheets are shredded, unplug the unit and clean the shredder teeth out to remove any stuck paper.
Use your scissors and cut the paper into strips.
Step 6: Fluffing
Fluff it up and it is ready to be used!