Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The boring tan box has become a gift bag!

I wish I took a better picture of this cereal box redo/green craft. But, it is what it is! I cut out two circles from a piece of water color paper. Colored them ! I put a little glitter in the center of the purple circle. Cut out a few leaves, colored them, too! I added a little black wire for a handle. The handle was okay, but I cut a few strips of cotton fabric to give it a little something extra.

I am not sure why I drew the little flowers in the corner. It seemed like a good idea at the time!
Now, I think they are distracting.

The back of the bag has a little green leave that can be used as a gift card.
I made this bag in a hurry on Saturday. But, as soon as I saw this idea in the magazine I knew I had to make one! The box/bag is really very sturdy. I may never have to buy another gift bag, I can live with that. I have lots of boxes in all kinds of shapes and sizes!
Thanks for visiting!


Debbie said...

I think it turned out great! I love it when we can use something we would normally throw away for something useful. Thank you so much for sharing!


Kim's Treasures said...

I turned out awesome!!! I tore apart a drink bottle holder to make tags and realized I haven't moved my printer or all my craft stuff here yet! I thought I brought enough stuff with me, lol! Oh well, heading home tomorrow for the holiday and will bring it then.

I love turning trash into treasures! Whoever receives your gift bag is going to LOVE it!

steviewren said...

This is a really cute idea. I love it when you make old things into something new.

Miss Debbie said...

I am impressed! Looks really cute! As long as I am working and can buy gift bags for a $1 at the Dollar Store, I probably won't be so creative, But when I retire..... :-)