If you love to create with what you have on hand and to repurpose with what you have on hand check out these fun and easy ideas for using brown paper (the type that's packed into boxes), regular coffee filters, and basic twine!
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Brown Paper Crafts
When you order something online and the package arrives do you find yourself flattening out and folding the brown packing paper from the package?
You do. So do I! I knew I wasn't the only one. 😉 Once I have a nice tidy pile of brown packing paper I start looking around for things to wrap.....
I've used it to wrap around mason jar vases (don't forget the twine bow).
I've also used it to wrap CDs and other small gifts. All you have to do is embellish the package with some cute little ephemera to personalize it. For this one I also used my sewing machine to attach some little labels using a simple zigzag stitch! The possibilities are endless...and inexpensive!
Coffee Filter Crafts
Now for some inexpensive coffee filter crafts!
I've used brown paper coffee filters to make paper flowers to top gifts with or for a mantel garland....
I've used coffee filters to make wreaths like this beautiful one!
Coffee filters can be dyed in beautiful colors (get the full tutorial on how to dye coffee filters here)...
and, once their dyed you can make so many beautiful things with them - like this garland!
What crafty things have you done with packing paper or coffee filters? I'd love to hear about it.