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
Step 1: Cut strips for the bow.
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
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
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
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.