Monday, July 08, 2013

Shopping Bag Turned Gift Bag

 I always enjoy walking out of a store with a paper shopping bag. Especially these lovely turquoise bags from David's Tea. 

Besides that fact that you're getting some retail therapy, they are also so easy to upcycle to a pretty gift bag!

Start with the shopping bag, glue or an adhesive runner, a pretty patterned paper, & some handmade tissue paper flowers. {Find my tutorial here!} 

Cut a strip of paper & glue onto the front of the bag.

On the back of the bag, crease the paper where the crease is so you can fold the bag.

Add your tissue paper flowers....

And you're done!

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  1. Visiting from Project Inspired, I am loving this bag and what a great, adorable way to dress up a shopping bag. Gift bags can be so outrageous in price so this is the perfect solution!

  2. Stephanie @ BeeTreeStudiosTuesday, July 09, 2013

    My goodness! Those flowers are insanely beautiful! I'm about to go check out that tutorial as well! Thanks for sharing =) Visiting from D&D's Project Inspire{d} Link Party!

    Stephanie @ BeeTreeStudios

  3. What a great repurposing idea! I hadn't thought of that before.

    Allison @

  4. Krsity, Life-n-ReflectionFriday, July 12, 2013

    So cute, I love to make my own gift wrap too!

  5. I'm featuring this in a Quick and Easy Ideas post today. Come on over and check it out... please tweet, share, post, or +1 the collage on the post to help spread the word of your feature :o) Also be sure to grab a featured button.... Emily @

  6. Ginger BergemannTuesday, July 16, 2013

    Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell party. You've been featured!

  7. Megan @ Homemade GingerTuesday, July 16, 2013

    Cute!! Thanks so much for linking this up at the Ginger Jamboree link party! I featured you today! Feel free to grab a "featured" button on the right side of my blog. :)

  8. Good shopping bag and gift bag.

    Gift Boxes and Bags


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