So...a few months back I went to Canton (a mecca for crafts and antiques), and I saw this one booth selling vintage book shred in packages like the above. Huh? I was fascinated by it b/c it was something I never would have thought to use for anything but a litter box, but it appealed the the gift wrapper in me. I used a book I bought for 80 cents at a discount book store last week to make a wreath.
I chose this particular book b/c it was the biggest, and the cheapest. I felt a little guilty ripping it to shreds, and I wish I had truly 'icky/old' books to do this to, but I try to get rid of that asap. It seems pretty obvious. Rip the pages, and run them through a shredder, but I'm really looking forward to using this book shred for the filling in future packages. I made this previously for a wreath, and after shredding this up for packaging, I had enough left to make a spell book. I'd say I got my 80 cents worth. You know what they say, one man's trash is another man's gift wrap material. ;o) That is how the saying goes, right? Anyway....I'm using this as some box fillers.