Looking for a unique scrapbooking idea you can make from scraps? Try weaving with your paper. It makes a fun embellishment. You can make a fast and easy border or a cute embellishment.
I started with some paper I plan to use for a spring and/or Easter layout. I decided I would make a border and a basket using this weaving technique. I then went through my scraps looking for paper that would match my layout paper. I needed several strips that were a full 12" on one side (for the border) and several smaller squares (for the basket).
I started with the border I planned to make. I took a 3"x 12" strip of paper since I planned to use it on a 12"x12" layout. I used my paper trimmer to cut slices vertically every 1/2". I didn't cut all the way through the top or bottom.
I then cut 1/4" - 1/2" strips from my longer scraps. I wove them alternating over and under the cuts in the paper (see below pic).
After weaving I pushed the paper down as far as it could go and then used adhesive on just the edges to hold the woven strip in place. I repeated this process until reaching the top of the border.
After completing the border, I started to work on the basket embellishment. I made a free form basket from one of my scraps and my scissors. Then I cut down into the basket about 1/4" from the bottom edge.
Then using the technique above, I wove thin paper strips made from my smaller scraps into the basket. At the top to keep everything in place I glued down a 1/2" strip at the top of the basket.
To finish the embellishment I took a piece of ribbon and tied a small bow at each end. When it goes onto my layout I can glue it down to look like a basket handle.
Hope you give this idea a try. It also looks great on nature pages, you can make the weave look like sticks adding in some ribbon or fiber for added dimension.Find another great scrapbooking idea here.