guest blog diy project: paper scrap projects

good morning! it’s great to be back in brooklyn and starting the day with two beautiful diy projects from our guest blogger this week, laura normandin of wren handmade.

today laura is sharing projects that are perfect for using up those leftover paper scraps you have from crafting and various household projects. in addition to colorful paper jar lids, she’s also sharing a quick and pretty project for paper covered pencils. CLICK HERE to check them out!



Seeing these makes me wish I had some paper scraps. Lovely work!


After working at two paper stores in college I’ve saved up my share of paper scraps. These will definitely help get through the mess!


what a cute way to display jars full of goodies…thanks for passing along :)


This is exactly the summer project that I need this week! The hardest part will be letting them leave the house ….


Another cool idea for paper scraps is to wrap the spine of the books on your bookshelf. It makes the books tie into the theme of the room.

Elizabeth Edgerton

I would like to try these but as I don’t live in the US, I don’t know what Mod Podge is. Could somebody please explain what type of glue it is?

Billy Susbuck

@ Elizabeth
you may know it as decoupage glue. wheatpaste also works, and good old elmer’s thinned with a little water will do in a pinch.

Jeni Ann

I tried it with fabric and polycrylic. It worked great! Thanks for the inspiration :0)


what is the bast way to get the pasta smell out of my pasta jars?


i have quite a bit of scrapbook paper leftover as well as a multitude of glass jars. perfect project. :)