Despite your best intentions to cut down on waste, chances are scrap paper, old newspapers and magazines from 2014 you promised yourself you’d read one day inevitably end up in your recycling bin. Before sending your paper goods off to recycling heaven, check out the below ideas for upcycling your remnants into cool creations.

DIY Bookmark

Never lose your place in your favorite read again armed with a handy homemade bookmark. Options for this easy upcycling project is to have your kids decorate or doodle on scrap paper or to cut up an old postcard into bookmark-worthy shapes.

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Beyond recycling what do you make with old scrap paper? Got any more ideas to add to our story? 

— Erin Lem



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