These 3 colored tissue paper on the left (a Valentine tissue with red hearts, a dark green and a turquoise) I cut them by hand and it looks just like the store bought ones.
I do have a shredder but mine does not shred tissue paper very well.
From one packet of tissue paper I can make lots and lots of shredded tissue paper. You can also mix the colors up.
There's an array of tissue papers you can shred and colors to match your gift basket occasion.
Below I have a selection of shredded papers (also known as gift basket shred or paper grass filler) and other materials you can recycle and use as shred for your homemade gift basket ideas.
Shredded tissue paper is what you put on top of the scrunched up newspaper, Styrofoam chips.....It's used to hide it, add color and to fill in the gaps.
You know when you buy a handbag or any other kind of bag it's filled with lots of gray paper, this is ideal for filling baskets then topped with colored decorative shredded paper.
All the shredded tissue paper below is cut with scissors.
This shred is a two-tone colored tissue paper. Green and orange color. A perfect filler for a thanks giving gift basket.
This shred is a dark green color. This can be mixed with red or white tissue paper for a Christmas gift basket filler.
Or a Easter basket lined with an Easter fabric and filled with shredded paper topped with Easter treats.
This shred has a Valentine print on it. Little hearts. Shredded, makes a colorful filler for a Valentines gift basket.
This is white shredded tissue. You know when you buy shoes, boots....this tissue paper is in the toe part. Save it!! Recycle it!! Don't throw it out, it makes a good gift basket filler when cut into shreds.
So from one packet of tissue paper you can make lots and lots of shred for your next homemade gift basket ideas. You can also use small left over tissue paper. So get shredding!!
You can also use diffident materials to shred.
Like leftover gift wrapping paper, plastic garbage bags, they come in black, white and orange (in fall) ..... Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:
This shred is made from letter size paper and I used my shredder for this. White shred can be used for any occasion gift basket or mixed with other colored paper to make a colorful filler.
This shred is made from 'Glitter Film Wrap'. On one side it's glittery gold and on the other side it's glittery sliver. So you have two colors in one.
This shred is ideal for Christmas baskets or a wedding anniversary gift basket.
This red and sliver shred is made from gift wrapping paper. The shinny rolls.
This shred is ideal to use for a Christmas basket, Valentines basket or as a filler for a fun gift basket.
I cut this shred from a white garbage bag. You can also use black garbage bags and in the fall you can use orange. You can also recycle grocery bags but make sure there is no writing on the bag.
This cellophane shred I cut from leftover gift basket cellophane. I always have some cellophane whether it's from gifts that are given to me or from making gift baskets.
What kind of shred do you use? Do you make your own or do you buy it?
Ready-Made Cellophane Gift Basket Bags
Shrink Wrap for Gift Baskets
Colored Cellophane on a Roll
Lots of pretty colors.