“Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.” -Fräulein Maria, The Sound of Music
Brown butcher paper + baker’s twine = a few of my favorite things. About three weeks ago I bought a roll of butcher paper from Amazon, and I can honestly say that it was one of the best investments I’ve made this year. It was only around $20 for about 200 feet of paper, so this roll will last me for quite a while.
Why was it such a good investment, you may ask? Here’s a list of things that I have done, am doing, or plan to do with this incredibly versatile product.
What to do with butcher paper:
- make your own wrapping paper for presents (or simply use plain butcher paper to make “brown paper packages tied up with strings”)
- create visual organizers on a wall (I plan to do this in my dorm room)
- use as a backdrop for a photo booth (see my post about creating a backdrop for a Halloween photo booth)
- set down paper for messy activities + make for easy clean-up (recently trimmed my friend’s bangs and never was more grateful for butcher paper)
- wrap baked goods and/or any food for an organic + simple look
- use to make menus for parties
- use as personalized + practical table setting for fun food bars (i.e. grilled cheese bar, s’mores bar like this one, etc.)
- make lists
- print invitations on butcher paper
For countless more ideas concerning butcher paper uses, I suggest simply searching “butcher paper diy” on Pinterest or Tumblr (or following me on Pinterest, wink wink). Ah but putting aside the social media plugs, I really do hope that you’ve been inspired to purchase a roll of butcher paper and attempt at least one of these DIY ideas. I will not be surprised if you discover newer, more innovative ideas for this multi-purpose product, and please let me know what those ideas are! Have fun creating + crafting!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by again! I salute you for reading to the end of this post. Hmm, since you got this far, wanna hear a joke? Well, here’s one, so take it or leave it. : )
Why isn’t Dracula ever invited to parties?
Because he’s a pain in the neck! (haha?)
Okay, well thanks again for stopping by, and have a blessed morning, day, or night.