How can I reuse or recycle old photocopied paper?

photocopied paperNext up in How Can I Recycle This’s Stationery Week theme, we’ve had an email from Agata:

Hi there! I’m still in High School and we use loads and loads of photocopies, mostly black&white.

I want to use them in some crafty way, like jewellery or house ornaments & decos, not just put them in paper savings bin.

Any ideas?

We’ve kinda already covered this before but because Agata wants crafty ideas, I thought I’d post it again to spark that sort of thing.

In the previous comments, ott suggestions papier mache, carrie “hobo notebooks” and Estelle gets her printshop to make stronger bound ones for her. I’ve also made beads from scrap paper in the past – I’ve used coloured paper but I bet the monotone print could make quite interesting beads too.

Any other crafty suggestions?

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5 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle old photocopied paper?”

  1. My Mum shreads the paper and uses it as gift packing paper for presents.

  2. Bobbie says:

    Shredded paper also makes good worm bed material, plus high quality compost in the end. He he, get it???

  3. I used a bunch to make paper beads. Some turned out gorgeous with just the paper. I spray painted the rest.

    Check them out!


  4. Uluska says:

    Use as gift wrap, lunch wrap, to absorb moisture on a bottom of refrigerator (vegetable compartment).

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