Easy Tags From Scraps

Okay, here is the last project I have  for now  that deals with using up your scraps of paper. This project is great for using long thin pieces of scrap paper, not tiny fragments. But the best part of this project is that you can use up some of your ugly papers!

My inspiration for this project came from this video:

First I selected my paper scraps, some ugly and some nice. The only requirement is that they be of the same thickness. You’ll want to cut your ugly papers into strips about 2 or 2 1/2 inches wide.

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Here are my ugly strips.

Then you want to cut your nice strips into widths of varying widths also.

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Here are my nice strips.

Now you will add any cheap glue to an ugly strip, making sure you’ve got  good coverage.

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Next, start laying your nice strips at a slight angle over the ugly strip.

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Be sure your nice strips are covering the ugly strip and that they are lined up tightly against each other without any gaps.

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Keep going until you have finish covering the entire length of your ugly strip.

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This is what the back looks like.

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Now trim off all the excess paper around the ugly strip. Most of these trimmed pieces will still be long enough to use again.

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Cut the strips into lengths you like. I pretty much just cut each one in half, although I did to a little extra trimming off the top or bottom to achieve the look I wanted.

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Cut the top corners off, punch a hole and insert cord or baker’s twine. Now you have unique tags!

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They can even be topped off with the scrap embellishments you made from the directions in my last blog post.

I think these tags are such a great idea and each one will turn out differently. Again, you can make these crafts with any paper and any theme based on what scraps you want to use up.

I hope you will try these scrap projects I have posted lately. Not only are they using up scrap papers and saving you money, but they are so much fun.

When I come across other ingenious ways of using up scrap papers, I promise to share them with you!

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