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Paper Grass

Martha Stewart Living, April 2002

Here's an ingenious way to recycle wrapping, construction, or kraft paper: Feed leftover sheets or scraps through an electric shredder for colorful strips to use as basket grass. Desktop paper shredders are available at office-supply stores. To transform flat strips into spirals, crumple them in your hands, or curl with scissors. Feed the short side of rolled papers through shredder to retain the curl.

Comments (2)

  • Jaunita 9 Mar, 2008

    Great idea, love the multi color and polka dots

  • Nipplesofvenus 6 Mar, 2008

    I love this idea! Unfortunately our shredder shreds the paper into tiny pieces. (read: a big mess.)