How to Upcycle a Gift Bag

Dressing up a plain craft paper bag and a clever way to display the matching card!

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How to Upcycle a Gift Bag
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Gather your supplies

Gather your supplies

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Cut your paper and ink the edges

Cut your paper and ink the edges

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Add double sided tape to the back of your paper pieces.

Add double sided tape to the back of your paper pieces.

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Layer your papers.  Use contrasting colors to create interest with each layer.

Layer your papers. Use contrasting colors to create interest with each layer.

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Create a gift tag with twine and paper.  I also reinforced the hole with an eyelet.

Create a gift tag with twine and paper. I also reinforced the hole with an eyelet.

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For interest I added a few Graphic 45 stickers too.

For interest I added a few Graphic 45 stickers too.

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To include a bit of texture I included a few flowers.  Odd numbers always work best!

To include a bit of texture I included a few flowers. Odd numbers always work best!

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Use a piece of recycled packaging to make a pocket for your card.

Use a piece of recycled packaging to make a pocket for your card.

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Again, double sided tape did the trick!

Again, double sided tape did the trick!

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Adhere your cellophane pocket to your bag for a clever way to add your card to the gift bag.

Adhere your cellophane pocket to your bag for a clever way to add your card to the gift bag.

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Your upcycled bag and card are now ready for gift giving!

Your upcycled bag and card are now ready for gift giving!

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