How to make gift bags from newspaper | How About Orange

July 20, 2010

How to make gift bags from newspaper

When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep.

Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness.

Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. If your paper already has a fold in it, align the existing fold with one of the fold lines in the diagram below, unless you don't mind an extra fold appearing somewhere on your bag. I cut out this rectangle, then flipped the paper over so the blue area would be on the outside of the bag.

Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Fold a flap 2" up from the bottom. Then measure off and make vertical folds in the places shown in the diagram above. The front and back panels are 4.5" wide, the side gussets are 3" wide, and you'll need a 0.5" flap for gluing the bag together.

Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. These will reinforce the rim of the bag. Glue the top flap down along the length of the bag, covering the cardstock. Since the bag is two-ply, you'll need to glue both flap pieces down one at a time.

Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Add a little more glue to make sure the outermost sheet of newsprint gets tacked down, too.

Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Fold the short sides inward as if you were wrapping a present. If it seems easier, you could also lay the bag on its side and crease those folds against the table.

Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag. Standing the bag upright and pressing down from the inside will help to secure them.

Cut a piece of chipboard to 4" x 2.5" and glue it to the bottom of the bag to reinforce it and hide the flaps if you want to be an overachiever.

Punch holes in the rim of the bag, adding eyelets if you like, and string some cord through the holes to form handles. Knot each end of the cord so it won't pull out through the holes.

If you want to store your bag flat, pinch the top together, fold in the sides, and bring the bottom up so that it lies flat.

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Kimberly said...

Oooh, I like this! Thanks for sharing how to make it. :)

sara, designers call said...

I saw this idea at Cargo in Portland and I love it! Great diy.

Mackenzie M. said...

This the greatest thing I've seen all day. :) And it's just in time for my sister's and nephew's birthday! Oh, and it's economical and environmentally friendly!

Jess said...

Sara, uh huh, that's where I was shopping!

piccola samurai said...

I made some last year following another tutorial on the internet and they were, not only easy, but very fun to make! Plus, the persons to whom I gave them were so delighted and impressed by them! Definitely worth trying!

Fiona said...

The more I read this blog, the more enamoured I get by the idea of party bags. This may be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back. Now to find a party...

Owlette said...

I love making bags for all sorts of things, I normally use this tutorial.... I find the bottom on this one much easier and holds better because of the inner folds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSfusvAP1vw

Jess said...

Cool, thanks for the tip! Plus I love how that guy says "stahp-ler" and "pah-per."

CitricSugar said...

Cute! I've seen ones from wallpaper samples. They wrapped them around a stack of books to help them fold the bottom corners in.

I really like these ones, though.

Jennifer said...

Oh I love this! Really, you could use any kind of paper. Hey maybe that's what to do with saved wrapping paper... :P

ASH said...

You have a really cool blog. Thank you for the instructions on how to make the bags, it is a good idea.. will have to try it the next time.

RosaMaría said...

amazing!! thanks!

Nathalie said...

Very cool!!!! Will definitely try! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

anonymous said...

LOVE this!!! Thanks!

Heidi Y said...

Love this great idea!! I've gotta make some. For gifts for kids, I'm going to use the Comic section... Thanks again!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

RRR, love it!

Grandma G said...

But didn't your fingers get black from the ink?

the Spartan said...

Fabulous-I'll pair them with your magazine bows! Perfect match :)

Jess said...

Mum, maybe just slightly gray. Not bad.

Jessica James said...

"Oh my gosh that's the cutest thing I've ever seen, I have to make them!" people started looking at me weird at the office I guess I shouldn't have said that out loud--I just got so excited!

Lucila said...

OMG!!!! I love it they look fabulous!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm so going to try this the next time I give a gift :)

itsmelissy_ said...

Love this :) I'm going to make one for my boyfriend's graduation present!

Tricia said...

I'm so excited to try this. Thanks for the tutorial

Tricia

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

Cute, Thrifty and Easy. Just how I like my projects. Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks!

Kat
BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

dawn said...

thank you!!! great idea :)

Kristi at Spend Less and Save More said...

Super cute! Way to recycle!

Anonymous said...

looooooooooooved it!

:)
clau

tiffany. said...

OKAY! this is divine!

xo.

Marg said...

This would be cool to make with newspapers from your place of travel if you are bringing home souvenirs for family or friends.

Christy said...

this is just the most eco-friendly tutorial ever! thanks for sharing Jess!

Katie @ Left Hand Reviews said...

Love, love, looooove this! Thank you so, so much! :)

crash pad girl said...

I love these, cant wait to make some.Thanks.

custom seamstress said...

This is such a good and cute idea!

Estefi said...

Oh! I just love it!!!!!

Robin Sanchez said...

what a great idea and a good way to recycle too!!

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

Linking this to my blog 7.21.10. Totally just stole your picture, too. This is FAB. And yes, you'll get full credit. :)

Tania said...

great idea!thanks for sharing

Elfin Goddess said...

I've always wanted to know how to make these...thanks a bunch for sharing! A couple of C'mas' ago - I bought gifts at a store that has only n-paper bags. I saved them all & gifted the items in the bags instead of putting them in wrapping paper. Everyone loved it and saved the bags to re-use! Will be great to make some on my own!!! Thanks again Cheers,
Avril

Kellie said...

Brilliant! Can't wait to try it.

Michelle said...

Love this - I also make gift bags with wallpaper - they are really strong and I sew them instead of stick them :o) There's a pic (a rather bad one - sorry) on my blog here http://michellemadethis.blogspot.com/2008/11/wallpaper-bags.html

M

Mary Sue said...

Excellent, so cute!

Carlene said...

This is awesome, thank you!

tammiemarie said...

I think these would be fun to make out of the comics or with a wedding or baby announcement! thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

wow this is awesome. i wonder if you could laminate them to make them waterproof? anyway great idea.

Lindsay said...

So clever! Thank you for sharing. I think I'm going to start making bags now so I have enough for Christmas gifts this winter! :-)

http://minimalinfluence.blogspot.com/

StarSpry said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing; I can't wait to make some of these bags :)

M said...

This is so great. Can't wait to try it! Also if you're worried about the print smudging onto light colored gifts, I bet spraying it lightly with workable Fixatif would take care of it.

Becky said...

I was gonna ask what GG asked! Our local paper is especially bad for turning one's fingers dirty!

But the bag still rocks!

Steph S. said...

Amazing! Genius! I'm so trying this!!!

Darci said...

Great project idea, Jessica! I'm going to use my plethora of old maps for this, make the bag bigger, wrap it in either contact paper or packing tape and use it as a cool lunch bag.

Thanks!!

Jess said...

Darci, that sounds pretty darned awesome.

Kimberly said...

This is such a fantastic recycling idea. I think I'll use this idea to make favor bags for my son's first birthday. Thanks!

Mika said...

LOVE this! I'm totally going to try this with some fabric.

Froginthefield said...

speaking as a party bag seller, I think they are fantastic!

Jenn Erickson said...

I absolutely love it! I think I'll try this with my daughter today.

NOTyourrunofthemill.typepad.com said...

Great idea! I think I will have to try it with wallpaper or wrapping paper. I have issues...I hate touching newspaper!
How black were your fingers?

Chancy said...

This is one of the most awesome things I've seen in a long time! So great!

harrisgraber said...

Well done!!

They are certainly different, recycle paper and are a sure fire attention getter.

Punctuation Mark said...

this is such a creative idea and great for recycling old papers!

tamdoll said...

This is great, thanks!! I especially think it would be good for a special occasion - using the front page with a date on it, or an announcement page, or a comic strip.... lots of ideas!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

ooo you made it easier than I have ever done. I used to try to form them around a box the same shape or a brick. . . duh just fold it BEFORE you start making the bag. I've made dozens of these in the past and almost felt like they weren't worth it. Now you have remedied that. Thanks I put it on my blog in my list of tutorials.
~a

kelly bradley said...

love them, and marg, you made me think about using maps to make souvenir gift bags, thank you! We're always buying t-shirts or crafts from the beach trips to bring home to loved ones.

Midnight Creations said...

Love this idea, I also use wrapping paper to make my own bags, and mini bags out of scrapbook paper. Newspaper looks great too, so many fun ways to make handles as well.

Vebo said...

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!
is a great idea for some gifts!!! and the best is you can recicle!!! thanks :D
saludos!!!

JeanFB said...

This is fantastic!! I'm seeing this made from the comics section for kids, the sports section.... thanks for sharing this great idea!

Anonymous said...

Where's the diagram? It didn't show on my screen.

Jess said...

I just meant that photo showing the folds with all the measurements marked on it. Did that show up for you?

Lynda said...

This is a great tutorial. Thanks.

Lisa said...

I'm never buying a gift bag ever again! Thanks!

mari said...

This is a great how-to, I can't wait to try it!
I added it to my weekly link picks over at Small for Big too.

http://smallforbig.com/2010/07/modern_toy_storage.html

Thanks!

Casa e Cose said...

71 comments! wow! everybody like that post and me included! Super nice and recycled too.

Helena.

Bella said...

Found you through Punctuation Mark. Great blog and ideas.

I am now a new follower, hope you'll come visit me.

http://bellagetsreal.blogspot.com/

ID Mommy said...

Cool! Your blog is AWESOME. I have a similar tutorial with a downloadable pattern, but to make a little mini gift bag out of magazine pages. Check it out for teeny tiny gifts! :-)
http://www.junkmailgems.com/DIY_Giftbags.html

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Love this tutorial. I made a teeny tiny one and blogged about it here: http://thecraftynomad.blogspot.com/2010/07/from-trash-to-treasure.html

Thanks for sharing all this stuff with us Jessica!

Deitra said...

these are super cute. I used to do something similar with wrapping paper around valentines day for my staff! Looks like I'd better start saving those news papers! :-D

Katja Nina said...

Have to try this one, looks really cool!
Thanks again

Leia said...

I wonder how well this would work with the glossy paper from the ads instead of newsprint. Then you get color, glossy, and it doesn't turn your fingers colors! I'm bookmarking this - our MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group may use these for our "new mom gift" bags for moms at our local hospital instead of buying in bulk at Michael's! Could use free parenting mags that I've got all over!

Rana said...

Yeah a new project for me and the kids!

Delia said...

bah! This is so cool. bookmarked!

Elizabeth of Online Fabric Store said...

Wow! This is really clever. Green and a money saver.

Cynnie said...

This is just toooooooo cooooool.
THanks so much for doing this tut....love it!!

cucicucicoo said...

i can't wait to try this out!

Flourishing Networks said...

yes love this.....thank you I have always wanted to know how to make paper bags.....this is great thanks again...loving it

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness, this is FANTASTIC! Love love love it. Thank you so much!

Gina said...

what a fun idea!

Perfidia said...

very very interesting!!!! thanks for sharing!!! I'll come back to read more....!!! Besitos!!

Bella said...

I just loved this too much that I had to post you as my Friday's featured blogger. come by Friday to see my post about you....

http://bellagetsreal.blogspot.com/

and maybe give me a follow!

Kelley said...

Oh, yeah. Love How About Orange! Great tutorial. Love the cut lines on the pictures and how to add eyelets!

Nina of Temps Perdu said...

This is fantastic!
Thank you so much for sharing such great design. I love How about orange.

- Brittany said...

Love it. Eco-chic! Thanks for sharing. Off to save my newspaper from the recycling bin.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Vicki said...

Love the tip, thank you!

Seahaghaze said...

Spraying fixative on the newspaper saves my fingers; Kumi Himo Braid from leftover thread/yarns, etc., makes nice handles; and using craft newspapers for my Crafty friends delights them all! What an excellent diy and blog! Thank you!

Lydia said...

Best. Ever.

KooKoo said...

that's great, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Very simple and green...
This reminds me of brown paper bag book covers we made when we were in school.

stephanie said...

you always have the most useful posts. LOVE this!

Anonymous said...

Were can you get the eyelets that you used?

Jess said...

At Michael's, the craft store.

rockriverstitches said...

Very clever idea!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tammy

Crystal said...

Very cute!

Two Dollars said...

Going to give this a try tonight. I'm thinking of making the handles out of old grocery bags, to continue the recycle motif!

-Stefanie
2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

Nina said...

coolest bags EVER. thanks...posted about it here -

http://parentplanet.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/great-sites-8-5/

Anonymous said...

Instead of reinforcing with metal eyelets, I used the circles used with binder paper---one on each side of the hole. Thank you--my brothers are handicapped and we use open bags for all their gifts!

christian louboutin said...

Year, that is a method of environmental protection, we should try our best to protect our earth.i will try that method.

Jennifer said...

How big of a bag do you think you could make like this?

Kristen said...

Well, I made them today...and do you know what makes it SO much easier? Folding the bottom around a box. Makes for nice creases.

byegooo said...

this is great!!!

Jeannie said...

This is a great idea! I am always looking for great 'repurposing' ideas. I have tons of magazines that are larger like rolling stones that are not worth anything. I could make some gift bags out of those i'm thinking. Thanks for sharing!

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

You never cease to amaze me! Thank you for this, I will be using it.

marisa said...

Love this! I linked it on my blog, I hope that is okay.

http://www.backyardfarming.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

this is amazing, i like it

Anonymous said...

Just delightful! Trial one turned out great. Making more for holders for hostess gifts.

VictoriasCreativeCrafts said...

TO STINKIN' CUTE. AND TALK ABOUT EASY PEASY. THANKS!!

Virgínia Vilela said...

Amei a dica da sacola, muito obrigada!

Oklahoma Sooners Gifts  said...

hey I like this technique to make paper bag from newspaper.
Thanks for sharing awesome idea with us.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Awesome! Thank you!

Kathy Martin said...

I'm in LOVE! What a wonderful way to reuse newspaper! I live by the three Rs everyday so this is right up my alley! THANKS! :)

recyclage electronique said...

Nice trick, great for the kids to experience recycling and reusing. I work for an electronic recycling company (www.pcrecycle.ca) and I feel that it is important to keep on teaching people to do it.

Anonymous said...

AFTER i MADE THIS i SPRAYED IT ALL OVER WITH HAIRSPRAY. IT KEEPS THE INK FROM GETTING ON YOUR HANDS AND IT MAKES IT NICE AND SHINEY

Elisa1 said...

I just made these with the funnies from the Sunday paper....they look so cute. Thanks for the tutorial, I love your blog!

Ismail N said...

Well, well, I really enjoy reading your blog! The tutorials are easy to understand and seems do-able enough. I hope to try them soon. Wish me luck!

sherree said...

I would love to make some of these, but I am having trouble downloading the instructions.

Jess said...

Sherree, there isn't a file to download; the instructions are written out in the post.

NCAA Gifts and Merchandise said...

Wow what an amazing post. I simply love this idea. I will try this too. Keep posting like this.

ALLthangsOLDbutNEW2u said...

I am excited to get started this will be great and it gives me another reason to save newspapers.

Barbapires said...

Assim que vi...comecei a tentar fazer.o artesão é meu marido, mas também tenho alguma curiosidade. adorei esta sacola, depois conto como ficou ok? fátima helena

Laura Keller said...

What a great idea! I love to use recycled materials to wrap gifts, especially around the holidays, but I never imagined that I could do this! Thanks for the how-to!

Amber said...

This is such a great idea! I write a blog called Life, Love, Green and I would love to feature this with your permission.

Let me know

Amber
lifelovegreen@gmail.com

Jess said...

Sure, Amber. See the permissions guidelines in my left sidebar.

marcia valeria said...

oi,coloca o tradutor,no seu blog.BJ Adorei o seu pap

Debs Crochet said...

This is great. Thanks for sharing

Regina said...

I love this as everybody else, but I have a question. what happens if it gets wet?
Thanks.

Jess said...

Hi Regina,
It will fall apart, just like other paper bags. Also not advised would be lighting it on fire or running it over with your car.

шимми said...

wow)))its unusual)))its really interesting i thing.
I am addicted to needlework,handmade and crafting too.... if u want, u can check out my site http://www.oxima-homemade.com/en.html

Gabrielle said...

Love this idea. Cute and green all in one.

craftforkids0110 said...

I create crafts for kids and your shopping packet project inspired me new ideas thanks

Beverly said...

A wonderful idea! Shows what can happen when our creative juices flow!!!

De Estraperlo said...

Love this idea!
I've shared it on FB:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/De-Estraperlo/278387536692

Corinne Anderson Grosenick said...

My Mom always wrapped children's gifts in the comic section. She said sometimes the kids would stop to look at a favorite comic before admiring the gift inside!

These bags would be great using the funny papers!

Bamcubz said...

What a cool way to recycle too. I'll be sure to pass this on to my scout friends.

Charlotte said...

Wonderful, thanks for sharing!

Dorothea said...

Dot from NJ: I just can't wait to try this new craft. Thanks!

anne said...

wonderful ideas, thank you. buy a newspaper on a birthdate of a new baby and make the bag of the day....decorate with pink or blue ribbon handles......

Sian said...

I've been browsing for packaging ideas that are kind to the environment and that are a little bit chic and your idea has definitely caught my interest. Thanks so much.

DD said...

remarkably!great and simple!

~~ said...

i love this idea!!! if you tell me how to give you credit or how-ever the stumble thing works i will for sure do it!!! thats how i discovered it!!!!

Olivia Royale said...

AWESOME idea THANKS! I shared it on my blog:
www.theartandfound.blogspot.com

Olivia Royale said...

AWESOME idea THANKS! I shared it on my blog:
www.theartandfound.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I just made it and it came out beautifully! I made it 6 inches high and 5.5 inches wide to accommodate a slightly larger gift. Thanks for the idea!

Deanna said...

This is great - I almost get sick to my stomach when I have to spend $3-$5 for a gift bag and it gets thrown in the trash! I'm going to get a stash made ahead of time!! Deanna, www.skinfizzical.com

Júnia Izabel said...

Gostei muito!
Grata por compartilhar.

Beijins e ficunDeus

Morana said...

Waah, I actually tried this! Worked fairly well. I also reinforced the sides with card, but I covered the card in newspaper before sticking it in, it blends in a lot better.

I didn't bother with eyelets, I just threaded old shoelaces through and then tied them so I have a shoulder bag! ^_^

I had my exams today, and it was a perfect size for 4 pens, a calculator ruler and a rubber! However, due to the words on it, I wasn't going to risk taking it in the exam hall. Got loads of compliments though!

suzanne said...

Another easy way is to start wrapping one end of a box like a gift, put a piece of cardboard or card stock on the end that will form the bottom and wrap it a second time, while only gluing the one end. Then fold the long strip of card stock or cardboard underneath the open edge and under once before gluing it secure to reinforce the top edge. This has worked great in the past for me.

Phyllis {The Wedding Tribune} said...

Absolute Genius! Thank you for the tutorial!

Noel said...

I just used this tutorial to create a custom sized bag using wrapping paper and it worked beautifully! Thank you so much.

LifeDecor said...

love the idea;thank you

World of Color said...

I've used this idea with old calendars and it works great. The only problem is that calendars are typically 12x12 so you have to play with the measurements a little bit but they turn out great for smaller gifts!

Thanks for the tutorial!

Beverly said...

Thanks for sharing how to create a gift bag from using newspaper!
Love it!

Liz said...

Love this! It's such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing. We will be featuring you on our blog ziggycrafts.blogspot.com Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Freaking great! Will be linking and making these for sure...

YourTeaLife said...

Awesome! Can't wait to try this. I have a ton of newspapers in my garage for recycling. Thanks.
Pat

Hester said...

Great tutorial, thanks!!

skgundam said...

It's soooooo easy ♥ :)

Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

cooool idea,green friendly too.glad you could share!

Sam said...

I loved this soo much! Instead of newspaper I used old sheet music (except I taped sheets together and put the taped sides together) and it look awesome thanks!

Júnia Izabel said...

Excelente explicação.
Gostei muito!

Grata por compartilhar.

Beijos e fique com Deus

Lisa said...

Great tutorial! My sister purchased something from store in Prince Edward Island, CA and saved it for me. Can't wait to try it!

A Scrap of Time said...

Great tutorial! I featured this on my blog today at www.ascrapoftime.blogspot.com

Linda said...

This is great. Thanks for sharing.
www.MixedKreations.com

Darla said...

I just came across your website; you are so creative! Thanks for all of the tutorials.

Felt flower brooch said...

Thank you, this was useful for me :)

ChayaGallery said...

This is so clever - love it !

sandy! said...

really nice! It's 11:45 pm & I'm doing gift bags from old callendar with cute bears... I feel inspired :) Thank u

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This looks so cute -- what a great idea! Pinned it

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea!

Mrs_Malik said...

Thats perfect! Ive got a pile of Big Issue magazines that I want to turn into something long lasting and encourage people to use bags!

Anonymous said...

I used christmas paper to make the bag. It is not as sturdy as newspaper would be but I was in the festive mood. I think next time I will cover the newspaper with a layer of christmas paper. Thanks for the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

please could you make your instructions a bit simpler, i don't get how you made the bag shape when you said "glue the top flap along the length of the bag". nice idea though :)

That's not a bad bag said...

Love it! No reason to hand gifts plain :p

How much does the newspaper bag hold? Looking at that glue, seems kinda weak.

'dapants said...

I just found this tutorial on pinterest and I've already made three of the six I'm making. I work at a newspaper and think my coworkers will really enjoy these. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Tristan C said...

This is a great "green" idea - thank you for posting!

I have shared this over on my blog as well - I was in need of holiday inspiration.

http://www.handmadetlcreations.com/2011/12/are-you-ready-for-holidays.html

Thank you again! Happy Holidays!

bohi said...

My son's 1st birthday is on 31st jan... planning to try this :)

susanne said...

I think with your measurements it would with a magazine that has a staple binding (meaning the back and front covers are one piece). Now can someone please try it so i can enjoy more vicarious crafting?

4you-withlove said...

This is AWESOME!!! I am going to repost it on my blog!

Célia said...

Waw this is such a great idea!

TheCraftBarn said...

Love it! I posted a link to this on my blog...thru my pinterest board.
Thanks!
Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

MySweetT said...

If you use butcher paper on the inside it will protect your items and will also be sturdy. A plus to this is you could color the paper to get a different effect or have the shiny side toward the inside and not have to worry about something seeping into the paper.

Anonymous said...

Great idea but I can't stand touching newspaper because of the black ink that gets on my hands.

I could see using the slick sales papers though!

Tracee said...

Don't you just love how the simplest of ideas can look so fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hers turned out really cool, mine.....not so much!!

TheGuildfordGirl said...

I worked for a Charity called Card Aid and the had these bags made in India by mentally ill people. The bags were really popular (we used them instead of plastic ones)


theguilfordgirl.blogspot.com

holzgrill said...

just another great use for something that most of us take for granted and throw away every day.
Thanks

MyFamilyandMe said...

Awesome! Gonna make me some of those! Thanks!

sharmila said...

Really awesome!! Made one : ))

Fraaua said...

ma che bella sorpresa il tuo blog!!
E' ricco di idee e spunti creativi!!
Complimenti! :-D

Anonymous said...

How can I make the bag waterproof so that the news print does not stain.

Teresa said...

Really good idea and easy to make. Thanks.

Jessica Jones said...

Anonymous, I don't think it's possible to achieve total waterproof-ness. You could spray it with a clear acrylic spray, though, to help keep the ink from rubbing off. Krylon Satin Finish might do the trick.

TheLazyQuilter said...

I would never take the time to do eyelets, but I bet clear reinforcements would do the trick :)

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