Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What do you do with all the leftover scrapbook paper? LOOKY LOOKY........

Look at what I found today!!!! I LOVE BH&G's website for their great ideas!!! All these projects use up your little pieces of leftover scrapbook paper! I seriously have a bin that is full of just SCRAPS! I am so excited to try these for gifts for teachers and my children's friends and for decor!
Easy-to-Make Wall Art
Make this easy wall art by using your die-cutting tool to cut multiples of your favorite design in coordinating papers. Leftover stickers that you love also will work. Simply fill the 4x6-inch mat openings in a frame. To make it the perfect gift, choose a theme and color palette that suits your recipient. Your local scrapbooking store may have a die-cutting machine available for use.

Make Something Special for Mom or for your Child's Teacher
Brighten any desk with a funky set of handmade accessories. Mom will love these heartfelt handmade crafts. Easy-to-make, they are sure to be a hit. Wrap a repurposed can with cardstock and a collage photo strip to create a vase for this pen-and-pencil bouquet. For a clean look, apply colorful letter stickers (use your leftovers) to the photo mat in a white frame.

Easy Artwork
Pair clipboards with leftover die-cut shapes for easy-to-do low-cost art. Give the clipboards a makeover with a coat of paint (choose paint designed for metal if you want to cover the clip). Mount die cuts, available in crafts and scrapbooking stores, onto plain cardstock and stitch embellishments with embroidery floss.

Pencil Bouquet
These easy-to-make decorated pencils are a great solution if you need a quick gift. Wrap plain pencils with patterned paper scraps and cover chipboard flowers in coordinating colors. Embellish flower centers with buttons, beads, round stamped images, or snapshots of your child. Add a few ribbons, and the bouquet is ready to be picked! For a yummy looking presentation, display your blossoms in a vase filled with candy.

Clever Clothespin Magnets
Left with lots of scraps of your favorite patterned paper? Top clothespins with the pieces, seal the paper with decoupage medium, and adhere magnets to the backs. Make a coordinated set to give as a gift.


Let me know what you make with your leftovers :o)

P.S. I make tags from my leftovers...I just use some type of punch like a scalloped flower and punch out a tag for a gift!


Roxie said...

Ooo. I like the clipboard idea. That could easily be changed for each season too. And the pages you aren't using at the time could easily be stored in a folder or binder somewhere. What a great easy way to decorate.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love these ideas - what great pictures!

♥Aubrey said...

These are such wonderful ideas...Thanks for sharing!!!