The Many Lives of Brown Packing Paper

For the past several years I’ve been lucky enough to be in charge of decorations for our church’s Vacation Bible School Program. Each year I manage to find a way to turn miles of Stampin’ Up! brown packing paper into a decor item that fits that year’s theme.

This year our theme is PandaMania, “Where God is wild about you!”.  I’m thinking that the brown paper will be perfect for vines and dirt.

Reuse and recycle are great words to live by, so in addition to the paper, each year I’ve also been reusing the main ‘ticket booth’ display piece and repainting it to fit the theme.  Here are the last 2 years, plus this year’s booth, with the paint still drying.

Our Asian-inspired ticket booth holds the sign-up papers in the gathering area at church, to help get the kids excited about the upcoming VBS theme.  Here are the vines, too.  All I did was cut the width of the brown packing paper in half, then twist and tie a few knots.  Green latex paint turns them into jungle vines.

Speaking of VBS, if you live in the Champaign-Urbana area (central Illinois), you’re welcome to send your kids or come and help us! Drop me an email and I’ll send you the link to sign up.

If you’d like to see our decorations from past VBS years (brown packing paper included), here are the displays from Crocodile Dock and High Seas Adventure.

Happy Stamping!

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  1. My Granddaughter took a box full of the brown packing paper to school today for her class to make vines for a school play. Your ideas are great.

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