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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Paper Bag Gift Bags

Recyclers-Anonymous fabulous idea we wanted to share with you ... this project may be an original or borrowed idea.

 This was a little more complicated than we expected, but once you figure it out, it's not difficult at all.
Things you need:
2 pages Newspaper
Jute or Ribbon
Stapler
Index card
scissors
Plastic bag (optional)
Pen

Start by stapling the open end of the folded newspaper, approximately one inch apart all the way across. 
Fold about an inch down and then flip it back over on the other side and fold it back in the same crease.  Then go to the other side and do the same thing.  Tuck in the sides and make flat as in picture below.

Staple along bottom of bag.  Then do the same folding technique on the bottom of the bag.  Reshape bottom to create bag form.

Cut the index card in half and put two holes in them with a pen.  Then put index card inside the bag near the top and make small holes in bag to match holes on card.  Put jute through holes and tie on the inside.
  And there you go, a gift bag out of an old newspaper.  We are using these for our Father's Day gift bags, did you notice it says Mother's Day on it...

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