Budget-Friendly Butcher Paper Crafts

Sometimes, the simplest, most inexpensive materials are my favorites. Like butcher paper. It’s everywhere, cheap, and enormously versatile. There’s something really earthy and unassuming about it. Here are some examples of how to use it…
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For our rehearsal dinner at The Piggy Bank in Beacon, New York, my husband designed these place mats. He divided the heart like a meat cut chart with each section labeled with something about us. We couldn’t find pre-cut kraft place mats, so we bought sheets and cut them individually with a rotary cutter outfitted with a scallop blade. These were silk screened by local Brooklyn artist, Philip Sachs.

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Perfect material for tags. From left to right: The Paper Addict ($5.75 for 50 tags); Scrap of Mine ($1.75 for 30); Anna Ruby King ($5.50 for 10 tags)

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Book City Jackets (Bookshelf set, $11)

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Perfect for table covering: Kid’s holiday table cloth, complete with crayons. Instead of place cards, write your guests name in the center of a red wine stain. Genius.

February 5, 2010| DIY Home, Everyday Crafts, Food, Gifts, Grown-Up, Holidays, Older Elementary, Thanksgiving, Tween to Teen, Upcycled