Quick paper bags with found objects...a tutorial


I realized that my arsenal of decorated paper bags did not include ones for the gentlemen in my life - I'm pretty certain they will feel a little weird lugging bags with cute critters on them or flowers and bling. *LOL*

1. Choose some neutral/masculine print patterned papers and cut to fit bag. I went with a dark gray plaid for the bigger bag and a tape measure patterned print for the smaller one.

2. Next I dug into my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" box for some found items to decorate my paper bags. 

3. I went with washers and tab pulls and used brown ribbons for the handles.

4. I also used a leather strap from an old pair of mules.

5. I added brown washi tape to create a border around the edges for a more finished look.

There you have it, quick paper bags with found objects for the gentlemen in your life. :)


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StirYourCreativity said...

Great way of making a bag for the gentlemen.

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME! LOVING the belt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SD pooja said...

Wow !

Cindy deRosier said...

LOVE the use of the pull tabs and washers. Such a great idea!

Lisa said...

Wow, these are amazing!! I love, love the designs!! You are so creative, my friend!! I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow so I won't be able to visit for a couple of weeks. I'll stop by when I get back!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, these are awesome, Yvonne! Perfect for those manly gifts! I love the added bits on these. That leather strap is so cool, and what creative use of the washers and pull tabs!

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