Sunday, February 5, 2012

Springtime Up-cycle Gift Bag

These gift bags are for an "up-cycle" gift bag swap at Mini Album Scraps. The general idea is to use items you already have to decorate brown paper lunch bags. I used items already in my stash except for the tulle to make the flowers. I picked that up at the Dollar Tree, so that wasn't too much money to spend. :)

Paper: K&Co Black and White Fusion
Flowers: Recollections
Fibers, ribbon, lace, and bling are all from my stash
Black Soot Distress Ink

I used this video to make the tulle flowers. They were really simple to make. I used this video to learn how to make the bead spray. The beads came from my friend, Katie. (Thank you Katie!)

I distressed all the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. I used a strip of the left over paper to create a little card that is tied on to the ribbon closure at the top. The folded size is about 2.5"x3". Since this paper is double sided and the inside the black polka dot, I lined one side of the card with a piece of plain white cardstock.


  1. Lovely - coul dbe used for so many occasions!! And the gift tag - DUH!! I didn't do that, so should have

  2. Beautiful! No reason to buy gift bags when you make something so pretty.