Crafting with Paper Borders

No need for full-size custom papers themed to every holiday imaginable. All you need is a thin slice of design.

Marisa Grimmius of O’ Scrap shares how printed borders are the perfect papercrafting shortcut for Easter.

Most paper crafters use borders for scrapbook pages or cards, but there are so many other things you can do with these little strips, making for quick and easy projects.

Project 1: One of the simplest ways to use these borders is to cut them into 3-inch strips and wrap them around mini candy bars. This way, you can customize your candies to any theme, and although it looks like you spent a lot of time on them, they are a breeze to assemble. These are great for teacher gifts and more.

Project2: Another quick project is to use our borders to wrap around gift boxes, and fill them with candy or small gifts. We have many different sizes of boxes to choose from.

Project 3: You can also use our small borders to wrap around hard-boiled Easter eggs. What a great way to spruce up your Easter baskets this year!

Project 4: Cellophane bags are super popular for gift giving. The example we have here is made by using the border to make a darling bag topper, and then stapling it onto the top of the cellophane bag.

Project 5: The last project we made with one of our borders is this homemade paper carrot. We simply made a paper cone, and attached the border to the top perimeter. We tied green gingham ribbon to the top of the border and gathered them together, attaching a tag. Fill your carrot with any small Easter treat!

We will have borders for all of our themes, including this Easter one at Scrapbook USA. Swing by our booth to pick up the supplies to make your own simple, homemade projects. Come and visit us at the expo or you can find us at 522 S. University Ave in Provo or on the web at

Scrapbook USA Expo
March 22nd and 23rd
Event Hours: Friday, 10am – midnight Saturday 10am – 6pm
Location: South Towne Expo Center, Sandy

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