What to Do with a Huge Roll of Paper

I got a huge roll of paper from my aunt for Christmas but I don't know what to use it for. Any ideas? Kristi


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By kathy (Guest Post)
January 22, 20050 found this helpful

oh boy! if i was near you i'd take it right off your hands.. but? since i'm not, i'll tell you what i'd do with it. make your own wrapping paper. i go to the small local paper here and pick up the roll ends for just this purpose. if it's a yucky color, like newsprint, lightly spray it with spray paint. not solid, but just a quick hint of color, then paint, glue glitter, whatever you like. i haven't bought wrapping paper in years and some people have actually kept it and framed parts. (i do get carried away with it sometimes) also, use it to lay down as a protector if you are doing crafts, painting, decorating cookies, making patterns or even washing windows over a light colored carpet. so many uses, i couldn't list them all here..

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January 22, 20050 found this helpful

Wow, Kristi!! I can think of a couple of things I would do for sure. I would rubber stamp my own wrapping paper for gifts. If you have kids, I'd tape some to a wall or door for some "original" art work to be done.


What a blast that would be for them. You could make your own evelopes for mailing. Hmmm can you tell I'm a crafter??? LOL

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By Jackie (Guest Post)
January 23, 20050 found this helpful

Depending on what kind of paper and what size roll...and if u have kids...BUT I have seen in a decorating book...that if one has kids..and the paper is the kind on which one can draw..hang it on a roll on a wall in the kids play room or bedroom and they can pull it down and draw on it,,instead of the walls,,,and then when they r finished with it..they can just tear that piece off and start again when ever they what...

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By michelle (Guest Post)
January 23, 20050 found this helpful

Kristi, If you are not really into crafts (or ect.) you could always donate the paper to your local school or daycare. Teachers really do appreciate the donations....

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February 4, 20050 found this helpful

Wow! That would be a dream come true for me:) Origami is the first thing that comes to mind. Ive done Origami for years and the fun part is hunting down all kinds of paper.


Origami paper is rather costly but you can be especially creative with your huge roll of paper. Good Luck:)

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March 10, 20050 found this helpful

What a treat!
You could make a measuring chart for little ones,
Wrapping paper,
A huge diary!
Use it for a visitors book to your house.....make the gusets go BIG! and roll it out in 50 years time!
x you'll think of something! x

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By Tarra (Guest Post)
May 9, 20050 found this helpful

Now that spring is here a big roll of paper depending on how thick it was would be ideal to line kitched drawers and cabinets. If it has a print to it, its even better.

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By Gayle (Guest Post)
May 16, 20050 found this helpful

If it is nothing special you can use it to make new flower or vegetable beds in the fall. We used some of the brown craft paper roll to start new beds. Use a few layers of paper over the grass, then top with soil, peat moss, mulch and give it time to settle and compost.


Think it is called lasagna gardening. Newspaper seems to be harder to work with but also works well. No slicks tho.

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June 17, 20050 found this helpful

Here are some Links to Crafts Sites.
You will be able tofind something

http://www.make  oking/index.html

Free Paper Toys

KinderArt- Children's Art
http://www.kind  t.com/index.html

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July 13, 20050 found this helpful

I have a big roll of paper and I use this big paper for enlarging craft patterns.

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July 19, 20050 found this helpful

kristy I'm a preschool teacher and we use rolls of paper to make banners,,,letting the children trace around themselves is another good idea I also like the idea of maling your own wrapping paper either with stamps or paint...we would love a donation at our school....gail2656

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