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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Gift Bag Recycling

Today is my monthly post on the MOSD blog. Please go check it out and leave me some love! For my project, I reused a gift store shopping bag to create a Christmas gift bag.

I didn't want to use the twisted paper handles that the bag came with, so I just cut off the top of the bag. I cut a piece of 8x8 paper down to fit the width of the bag, and then cut a strip to adhere across the top. I punched the edge of this strip with a border punch for added style. I adhered both of these papers to the bag. Next, I adhered patterned paper to the MOSD chipboard Postage Stamp Build A Book page, which becomes the focal point and matt for the sentiment. On top of the covered chipboard page, I added a torn piece of sheet music, and then a chipboard frame with sentiment.


 
To replace the handles that I removed, I cut holes in the top with my Crop A Dile and then knotted a length of ribbon through each hole. Now I have pretty handles that match my bag.
 
With just a couple of days left before Christmas, this is a project that you can quickly put together using supplies that you already have.

4 Comments:

Blogger Julie Boeck said...

Oh wow!! I really love this! What beautiful colors!

December 23, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger dianapena8 said...

Love how you used the chipboard piece =Di

December 23, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Sherry Wright said...

Beautiful & I love how you used the tree in the card below. Have a wonderful Christmas. :)

December 24, 2009 at 5:53 AM  
Blogger The Scrappy Tree said...

Beautiful gift bag - I love how you customised this :)

December 29, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

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