“Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things ” The song from my favorite movie describes our little project today – make your own unique gift wrap and gift toppers by up-cycling grocery paper bags!
(And our Silhouette winner is annouced at the end of the post!)
This is a really simple project! All we need here are paper bags, a little bit of craft paint – I used gold and white for a holiday touch, and some [easyazon_link asin=”B00004Z1TX” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”apieceofrainb-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Natural Fiber Twisted Sisal Rope[/easyazon_link] or [easyazon_link asin=”B002U72BNU” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”apieceofrainb-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Baker’s Twine[/easyazon_link]!
First, draw some petals, or download the full size template here-Download template. Print it out on letter size paper, and use these petal shapes as guides.
Open up the bags, trace the petal shapes, and cut them out. It’s fun to utilize the designs and colors on the bags. I also painted the blank side to create some gold and white patterned paper to cut the petals. Cut a few larger petals to use on the out edges, and a few smaller ones to use near the center.
Flowers are not the only thing you can make from paper grocery bags! A pendant lamp DIY is waiting for you!
If you love the idea of up-cycle, check out these ingenious Christmas Trees made of unconventional and up-cycled materials!
Now it’s time to announce our lucky winner (selected by random Pick Giveaway Winner app) of the Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!
Thank you so much to everyone who entered, and please don’t feel discouraged if you are not the winner – I entered last year and did not win, so I bought one, and it’s totally worth it! See, you are not alone! =)
THE WINNER IS: Roopa I.! Congratulations Roopa!!! Please send me your mailing address via my contact page! =)