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Upcycle a Kraft Paper Store Bag - finished bag with tissue paper inside

Upcycle a Kraft Paper Store BagUsing magazine clippings, or other decorative, colorful paper pieces you can upcycle a plain kraft paper shopping bag into a pretty gift bag. Let us show you how.


Monogram Gift Bag - finished bag

Making a Monogram Gift BagTransform a plain gift bag into a monogram bag using a paper doily, paper, and and a chipboard letter. Step by step instructions follow.


Gingerbread House Gift Bags - two finished bags

Gingerbread House Gift BagsMake your own seasonal gift bags using brown paper sacks, craft paper, and washi tape. Add a bow and cookie cutter and you have gingerbread house gift bags.


Congratulations Gift Bag - finished gift bag

Making a Congratulations Gift BagMake your own sturdy gift bag by reusing a shopping bag. Add embellishments and a bow. This congratulations gift bag project follows.


Monogram Gift Bag - finished bag

Monogram Gift BagGift bags start at only $1, but they could be more depending on the size, print/pattern, or character. However it's sometimes not worth going out to buy just a gift bag because that's time and gas plus it's a generic bag.


Housewarming Gift Bag from Recycled Food Package - pretty gift bag

Housewarming Gift Bag from Recycled Food PackageBefore tossing out your cardboard box, see if it's worth keeping! I was able to transform this waffle box into a gift bag. It was a perfect fit for the mug I purchased for my friend to give to her as a small gift for her new place!


Congratulations Gift Bag - finished gift bag

Congratulations Gift BagI needed a "Congratulations" gift bag and went to Dollar Tree. Many of the bags there were very thin for the fragile item I was gifting. I was afraid the bag would not hold up. I decided to make my own gift bag upcycling items I already had at home.


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