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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Recycled Gift Bag for a Sweetheart Gift

Do you remember this Sweetheart Wreath I made as a thank-you gift the other day?


Well, it needed a gift bag.  Something humble and recycled. So I grabbed an old Amazon Fresh grocery bag.


To cover the logo, a vintage book page was glued to the front of the bag.  I like to reference the gift in the gift's packaging whenever possible, so a book page seemed to make sense.  The edge of the torn page was left rough to sort of "embrace" the whole "re-purposed" and "making do" aesthetic.


The Sweetheart Wreath was then wrapped in tissue from an old dress pattern and placed in the bag, and the handle was tied with a scrap of jute webbing.  The package still needed a little something, so a felt flower was tied on with a bit of thrifted seam tape.


Do you think my friend will like her gift?


I hope she likes it...


I think she will.

Here is a sneak peak of one of many projects on my work desk today.


Be sure to hit "follow" in my side bar so you won't miss the finished project and tutorial!





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16 comments:

  1. What wonderful recycling to make a lovely gift bag! Just fab

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  2. seriously gorgeous! she is going to love it!

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  3. What a wonderful idea. This is so pretty. I am sure your friend will be so Blessed by this, I love recycling!

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  4. Amanda, I'm loving your rug idea and the mosaic you did in an earlier post..., and will include that in my Monday's "Room Color Schemes from the Shore" post. Thanks! What a great project you have at hand. The blue porch ceiling sounds wonderful too!!!

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  5. You're the most creative person I know. Great gift bag for a wonderful gift!

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  6. I'm sure she well love it..I do!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. I'm never going to look at a brown paper bag again! Oh my goodness that is such a clever idea! With that little felt flower attached to it, it is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Inspiration Friday party this week!
    Vanessa

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  9. Oops! I meant to say I'm never going to look at a brown paper bag THE SAME WAY again...not that I would never look at one again! LOL! :-)

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  10. This is so sweet. Hope you'll stop by the Pretty Packages Party and share!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/01/pretty-packages-party-5.html

    smiles!
    Jami

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  11. Felt, flowers, vintage paper...I love this combo. Using what's on hand along with other bits and pieces is just plain ole fun!

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  12. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous bag at the Pretty Packages Party. I featured you today in the "highlights" post. Feel free to grab a Featured Button if you like!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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  13. PS - I'm your newest follower!

    smiles!
    Jami

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