21.11.07

Making paper bags


Making paper bags Step 2, originally uploaded by -syko-.

What do you do when you want to think green and need something nice to put your products in at craft fairs? You think crafty! It helps out if you have Christmas issues of different home deco magazines from "a couple of years" back. It's simple!

Step one. Collect your mags. Go through them, do you really need to save this issue from 1998? No.
Step one and a half (forgot to take a pic). Cut out the pages and pick out the nice ones.
Step two. Take some red thread and start producing.
Step three. Eco-friendly, cheap and crafty bags!

17 comments:

de vliegende koe said...

That’s some great idea! Do you use a special needle?

Karin said...

Great idea! I have lots of old holiday magazines which I have been keeping for no particular reason. Thanks for the tip!

You do such lovely work. I really like your blog and Etsy shop. I'm bookmarking them!

Ruth said...

Great idea!

Ali said...

At last, a great idea which makes it possible to part with those old issues. I can see a 1993 on my shelf as I type! Time for some recycling I think.

Gunnels blog said...

Så bra idé!

Anina said...

You are a genius! I have a couple of old Christmas magazines lying around here myself.

Jenn Maruska said...

You're so clever!

Gift Baskets said...

That is a very clever idea, gets rid of waste as well rather it's recycling!

s a n s k u :) said...

My brain started thinking of all the options this idea springs up. What can you sew with photos, candy wrappers, you name it... Such a cool idea! Way to go!

Mirre said...

Simple and lovely!

Qalballah said...

Thankyou! I need this idea!! Excellent creative brain you have there!

Jenn said...

so inspiring Kajsa! Love it!!

dorie said...

nice idea!

Miss Frugality said...

Great idea kajsa! Good luck for your your craft fair at the weekend :-)

http://ravenhill.typepad.com/weblog/ said...

Super idea! Wow! Thanks for sharing. I really like this. I would love to see a whole bag completed!!!

Chara Michele said...

That is such a great idea!

Net said...

This is brilliant! I'll have to go through my magazine collection, thanks so much for sharing the idea.