Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Wrap Day 4

This gift bag is made from a medium brown paper bag from the grocery store: 7 1/2"W x 13"H.

I cut 3" off the top of the bag and stamped red snowflakes over all 4 sides of the bag and folded down 3" to form a flap. On the fold of the front side only, punch 2 holes, 1 1/2" in from each side. Cut 24" of ribbon. Thread the ribbon through the holes to create a "handle", knotting above and below the holes, and also knotting on each end. The flat card was made by layering 2 squares of scrapbooking paper (4 1/2" and 4"). The smaller square are also layered and one is stamped with holly, the other with "Happy Holidays". A snowman grommet and 2 snowflakes were added. This is glued onto the front, and the dangling ribbon is also glued to it.

Another sentiment was stamped underneath the fold.

Here's another similar bag, made with a larger grocery bag:
I'm joining Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented....swing on over to see what other bloggers have done

Click here for Wrap #1, Wrap #2 and Wrap#3


  1. I LOVE these. I'm going to make some of these for my gifts. Great recycling project and it looks fabulous!! I hope you have more ideas because these have all been great.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I am going to be using all your fabulous ideas for my gifts!!!!


  3. Well aren't you clever! Love this idea and yours is spectacular!!

  4. What a great idea to upcycle a grocery bag! I just hate spending money on wrapping paper, this is fabulous!


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