Eco-friendly scrapbooking is simple: use what you have and be creative.
By "going green" on your scrapbook pages, you can save money as well as precious resources. You don't have to stop buying all the pretty paper you see at the store or in catalogs, but you need to be more conscious about your choices.
Green scrapbooking is not a twelve-step program, but a way to
balance the excess consumption of all that pretty paper and embellishments in your scrapbooks.
So take a look around you. What do you see that can be used in a scrapbook or as a scrapbook? What kind of free scrapbooking supplies do you have right now?
Below are twenty-five eco-friendly scrapbooking supplies you already own:
- Paper scraps
- Worn-out fabric
- Old buttons
- Broken jewelry
- Leftover fibers (ribbon, thread, etc.)
- Produce mesh
- Scratched CDs and DVDs
- Cardboard (cereal boxes, paper rolls, etc.)
- Greeting cards
- Words in magazines
- Unwanted board books
- Dictionary pages
- Playing cards
- Wrapping paper
- Puzzle pieces
- Junk mail
- Notebook paper
- Candy wrappers
- Metal bottle caps
- Reusable packaging
- Wallpaper samples
- Artificial flowers and leaves
- Easter basket grass
We can change how we scrapbook (so we don't look like this in the future)
How many things can I recycle on a scrapbook page?
Documenting Earth Day activities in a mini-album