Have you ever had something, some material, or just a random piece of everyday life, like paper bags or newspapers, and though, I wonder what I can create with this? Maybe that idea has never occured to you. Well, it occurs to me waaaay to often – and my husband will attest to that as I feel the need to keep everything! I decided to create a new series, and every week I will do a new list of “Things to Make With…” based on a new material.
First up is paper bags. I absolutely love paper bags, kraft paper, butcher paper… anything in that kraft brown color. Something about it is so simple and plain but is just waiting to be elevated to something amazing. I used them to create favor and treat bags several times, but once I started looking around, I realized there was so much more you could do with paper bags besides use them as bags! (Of course, I will be including some of the prettiest paper bag packages I have ever seen in this collection, don’t worry!)
I’ve tried to organize them into general category – home, kids, holidays, gifts, and parties, but there is quite a bit of overlap. For instance, there is a really cute Embroidered Halloween treat bag that is with gifts, but could also be a part of holidays or parties, so don’t depend on the categories too much when looking for a great idea. Scroll through the pages to see each category, and be totally inspired, like I was!
Without further adieu, here they are… Over 50 things to make with paper bags!
For The Home
(1) Paper Bag Floors by Chaotically Creative / (2) Paper Bag Baskets by Pop Sugar / (3) Butterfly Wreath by Jasey’s Crazy Daisy / (4) Fall Wreath from Pop Sugar / (5) Paper Bag Hydrangeas by One Young Love / (6) Paper Bag Vases by A Bubbly Life / (7) Paper Bag Mantel Flowers by Just Destiny / (8) Paper Bag Lantern by Playful Learning