Hello Friends , today am posting a tutorial on decorating a paper bag . Two months ago when i went for shopping i got a lovely paper bag. I thought it would be useful someday and saved it in my wardrobe. Now when i saw the theme of many challenges being decorated gift bag , I decided to recycle that paper bag into a gift bag.
Only the pattern paper is bought from the shop rest all embellishments are handmade. The Decorations were inspired from Andrea Walford's gift bag.This is the paper bag that am going to recycle. You can use any paper bags or you can make your own bag. For tutorial on making a paper bag link 1 , link 2 .
I covered the bag using a pattern paper. I used cellotape and fevikwik to get a neat finish.
Then i just sprayed some light blue dots on the paper. This I did by loading the old toothbrush with watercolour paint and plucking the bristles to get the spraying effect. Thus the base for decoration is ready.
TO MAKE FLOWERS:
As i was googling on the tutorial of making paper flowers i came across this easy and beautiful paper flowers. Am happy to share it with you all.
TO MAKE BUTTERFLY:
I drew the design using black marker pens on the butterfly.
TO MAKE THE BOW
Click here to know about the various methods of making bow. I made a simpler one.
TO MAKE THE BORDER:
I crocheted the borders as i found them costly in the shops. The black thick border at the bottom is a double crochet stitch using ' I' hook . The side white borders are simple chain stitch with g hook.
Finally, after assembling all the decorations the bag looks like this. The black colour paper at the back of the envelope is cut out from a magazine.
Then i made a tag using chart paper and my newbie distress ink. When i was thinking about the theme for making the tag , i remembered the lessology challenge theme " You hold the key to my heart" .
This tag does'nt fit in the small envelope we have made. So what is in the envelope then?? A Heart lock with 5 keys !!!
Tomorrow is the 500th day after our marriage. So thought this will be a perfect gift to give my husband for making these 500 days memorable and enjoyable.
It was super fun making this project because of three reasons 1. Am gifting to someone so took extra effort to make it neat 2. I love working with blue colour as its my most fav colour 3. After a very long time i tried crocheting.
Hope you too will have fun and enjoy doing this craft.
Happy Crafting !!!
Submitting this project to
Shopping our stash challenges " Winter blues" - Projects with blue colour
lessology challenge - " You hold the key to my heart"
Citycrafter challenges - " the key to my heart"
itsy- bitsy bingo challenge - Used distress ink pads, pattern papers, ribbons, stamps and markers
Colour conceptions challenge - 3B's - bags, baskets and boxes