How to make a newspaper gift bag

On our recent road tripping adventure I bought two beautiful woven cotton floor mats for Cécile (our vintage caravan) from a lovely little shoppe in Melaney called The Industree…. I was delighted when the shoppe keeper handed me my purchase in this gorgeous handcrafted newspaper bag.

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It inspired me to make gift bags for thank you gifts we’d bought for the lovely people who cared for our beloved pets while we were away. I made their bags out of a local paper we’d collected along our travels… so they too could share in our journey through the local community news, as well as through the tastes of the delectable delights we’d bought them.

Someone on Instagram asked if I had a pattern for the bags that I could share. So I thought I’d do a little image tutorial of how I made my version of the bag and share it with all of you!

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A couple of little pointers to accompany the images:

=>> I made my bags using two layers of newspaper.

=>> In the photo of positioning and taping down the handles you’ll notice I have the stapler inside bag, this helped keep it open while positioning the handles.

=>> Lastly, I used decorative washi tape as both a little feature and to cover the sharp ends of the staples.

If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to ask… I’m more than happy to help.

This would be a fantastic crafting project to do with kids, but of course you could simply enjoy making them on your own. It would not take long to make a batch in a range of shapes and sizes, then flatten them to store for when you need them.

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Happy crafting… creating … recycling!

<<= by marie-nicole =>>

xx

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