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diy project: laura’s recycled paper cards + garland

i’m so sad to say goodbye to laura normandin today- she has been an amazing guest blogger and i have gotten so spoiled by her daily diy project on the guest blog. today she’s leaving us with two great diy projects: recycled paper birthday cards + garland. each one is a great way to reuse paper scraps and create something lovely with only a few spare minutes. click here to check out the full project instructions. thanks to laura for all of her hard work this week- you can visit her at wren handmade right here.


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I will have to try the garland. I love wrapping presents in craft paper with a bright ribbon, but the garland is so creative.Thanks Laura for this farewell diy!


This is very nice, I am off to check her blog and instructions. We all need to recycle more.


Laura, I’ve enjoyed your week of crafts and hope design*sponge invites you back sooner than later. Cheers!


Wow – these are totally amazing. I’m never buying greeting cards again. Thanks for sharing this super cute idea :)


THANK YOU! I need 2 cards this weekend and won’t get a chance to go buy any, so I’m going to try out this idea!

Creative Crafter UK

These are lovely. I remember when I did a recycling project on my blog (re-using old containers, decorating and using as pen pots) they were so popular too. I like your presents and cupcake duo cards. especially.


these are great. i have so much scrap paper, i cant’ ever seem to throw away the scraps, so this perfect!


I am staying in tonight to make COOL stuff….This is so great! THANKS for some great projects.

Rachel May

I love most things that have to do with paper, but that garland is above and beyond! What a fun touch for a gift!

Sherri Levek

Thank you! My mom’s birthday is today and I just sat here this morning and made her an adorable card with the birthday cake design. So cool!


So cute! I love the use of garland on the gift wrapping. It would be adorable on a book cover, as well.


i like the garland.I have made it before using other materials than those shown. my fave was a deco punch bear from brown velveteen ribbon machine sewn together into garland with red & green threads by the bear hand or foot or ear (whichever way it was picked up lol)

refuse compactors

I have been fond of scrapbooking and I’m very thankful I stumbled here in your blog. This diy project is one of my favorite, thanks to laura.

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