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You can easily and quickly make your own paper bags, using wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, and newspaper. These unique bags are great for gifts or more everyday uses. This is a page about making paper bags from newspaper.


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June 19, 2008

When I was growing up, my mother who was a public health nurse, used to make paper bags from newspapers. She did this by folding several sheets of newspapers. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks.

Jeanne from Clifton Park, NY


June 19, 20080 found this helpful
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Don't know if this is what you had in mind but there are 2 different origami style garbage bins here:

http://en.origa  gebin/index.html

Or a more simplistic paper bag shape:  Make-a-Paper-Bag

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August 19, 2007

A few days ago someone posted a tip to use newspaper as a garbage bag. They said to line garbage with loose newspapers and at the end of the day just crumple papers with the days trash up into your outside garbage can. I like this idea but was wondering if their is a way to make an actual "bag" from the newspaper that would work as well as a normal plastic garbage bag. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!


Tracey from Duluth, MN


August 21, 20070 found this helpful
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You can easily use a grocery bag as a pattern, and then tape it together.

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By Camilla (Guest Post)
September 1, 20070 found this helpful
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Yes, way back when I was a bride we lined our trash cans with newspapers. Using a brown paper bag as a pattern, you sew the bags together and making the gusset at the bottom.

Extra layers are put into the bottom section. Now, In this 'new fangled' age, styrofoam egg cartons,cereal boxes on side, plastic bag to be disposed of spread across bottom, or old magazine etc. strengths the bottom and prevents leaks coming through.

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May 22, 20111 found this helpful

How do you make paper bags from newspaper?

By Manisha


May 22, 20110 found this helpful

http://www.ehow  s-newspaper.html
Also look under the heading: Related Articles & Videos

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May 23, 20110 found this helpful

Here is a youtube video on how to make a paper bag :D http://www.yout  ;feature=related

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