Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Recycling day! (Part 2)

This is the other recycled craft I made today. A big thanks to Terry for introducing me to Frilly and Funkie! (I can see another obsession starting!) I am entering it into the RePurpose to UpCycle challenge as it uses two different kinds of repurposed items! :)

The idea came just as I was trying to get out the door. I started thinking about Mother's Day and making something for Mad Scrapper ... and then the idea hit to make a gift bag using some of the Heidi Swapp paper that recently came in.

It all started with the cover of a 12x12 paper pad.


I cut the 12 x 12 cover in half. With one of the half sheets, I scored the paper so that a 5" tall by 4" wide box could be made. I used some Tissue Tape to fasten the edges, then started applying some paper to the sides. 

To make the handles, I cut off about 1.5" from the top of a brown paper bag. I cut this strip in half, then rolled each piece to create a handle.

I glued the handles to the inside of the bag, then covered up with a strip of paper. I then cut out some flowers; misted them with Glimmer Mist, then applied some Stickles to the center. My white ribbon is from Mad Scrapper and the yellow ribbon is from the $1 bin at Michael's.

Well, that's all for now! My last project for April is Tim's tag ... wish me luck! :)


Anne Kristine said...

Wow! Great idea!
Thanks for sharing!
I wish you luck with Tims tag...and looking forward to see it ♥
Hugs, Anne

Sandra said...

Amazing! Love the new Heidi Swapp line. That bag is just gorgeous!

Terry said...

Lovely recycled project! Oh this is just amazing and so perfect for Mother's Day! Too clever! BTW, you might want to add this to the challege over at Frilly and Funkie as we a looking for recycled projects using two items and you did! Have a great day!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, how cool is this?!? Love it, Maria!!

Marisa Job said...

What a great idea! Love it! Hugs!