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ReWrap - recycled wrapping paper and bow from scrap paper

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Turn scrap paper into wrapping paper in a few easy steps. You can use almost anything for the scrap paper - like pages from a book of sheet music, comics books, maps, and more. There's no need wrap gifts with new paper. The wrap can even be a slight hint to what's inside. And better yet - maybe the gift inside is handmade or recycled.

To make this you'll need:
scrap paper, tape, scissors, ruler, stapler
 
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Step 1: Cut strips for the bow.

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To make the bow, cut 4 strips of paper to 8.5" long x .75" wide. Then cut one piece to 4" long x .75" wide.

Step 2: Staple the first part of the bow

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Take 2 of the long strips and loop over onto each other. Stack the 2 pieces on top of each other and arrange at at 90 degree angle. Staple the pieces together in the center. Repeat for the 2 other strips.

Step 3: Staple the whole bow together

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Take the short piece, loop it around and stack it on top of the stapled pairs from step 2. Staple all of these pieces together and you've made yourself a recycled bow!

Step 4: Wrap your gift in recycled scrap wrapping paper

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Use recycled scrap paper to wrap your package - like pages from a book of sheet music, comics books, magazine pages, snack food bags, and more.
looks amazing!! mums birthday tomorrow and have a present but no wrapping paper! Thankyou soo much for the idea!!!
SageFire3 years ago
Thanks this is great! I just wrapped up a present quick and it looks so cute. Way better then buying gift wrap if you just need to wrap up a small gift.
cwise104 years ago
that is an awesome thing to do with wrapping paper!
ninjacow2584 years ago
nice. I tried it and it turned out better than most other ones that I've done.
Lori Ell5 years ago
tfs it looks different too
patmac5 years ago
Don't know why I never thought of this. I very rarely use purchased gift wrap, so this bow is perfect for me. I have made many of them this Christmas and my wrapped gifts look very festive. Thank you.
tufteach5 years ago
Easy and fun. Shiny, colorful magazine pages work well and look festive. For a DIYer and "green" nut, this is great idea.
spiffytessa5 years ago
Amazing idea! I LOVE the way these look.
lc2u275 years ago
Cool idea. I print business cards for clients and now I know what I can do with all the offcut strips of cardboard.
dcgirl5 years ago
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
wonderful!
jauncourt6 years ago
I've done this for years with old calendar pages and magazines and posters (and reused wrapping papers). Thanks for making such a nice straightforward instructable of it! yay!
yourface1016 years ago
all i have to say is: w0w. great idea! ill trie it out soon.
Awesome job, I might try this out when I need to, it looks really colorful!
canida6 years ago
I've seen those done with plain paper before and never understood the bother, but with colored scrap they look fantastic! Great suggestion.
PocketSized6 years ago
I'm always looking for ways to save on money, and be original, on someone's birthday.
=] You've provided me with both of them.

Nice Instructable
golics6 years ago
Really nice :) Good job !