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How to make gift bags from newspaper. When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper.

How to make gift bags from newspaper

I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap.

Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag. Handmade Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath. I love salt scrubs, especially this time of year when I want to slough off the dead skin from winter, and I equally love bath salts for the skin softening ingredients in them – but more often than not I find myself in the shower.

Handmade Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath

These pouches are perfect for combining both bath salt and salt scrub into an exfoliating pouch I can bring into the shower, and they are simple to make. Recipes. stories. life, from scratch. » homemade lemon & thyme salt scrub. Lemon & thyme salt scrub.

recipes. stories. life, from scratch. » homemade lemon & thyme salt scrub.

Happy Friday, darlings! The weekend is upon us once again, and no doubt you’ve got some fabulous plans, right? A hot date? Painting the down red? Putting on the ritz? Are people still putting on the ritz? Maybe you’re like me, and this weekend you’ll be hanging out at home, submitting your resume to potential employers, freaking out about your future, and succumbing to wave after wave of anxiety-induced panic attacks regarding the prospect of one day soon having to grow up and get a big-girl job.

What a horrifying word! But I digress. No matter what your weekend plans are, looking pretty is definitely on the agenda. The LIFE LESSONS blog {things crafty, thrifty, family, yummy & rambly): Lesson# 144 The Best Gifts are Homemade {Natural Chapstick} Garden therapy » A Green Guide to Natural Beauty + Mango Citrus Body Butter Recipe. It’s time to review our very first Garden Therapy Book Club book, A Green Guide to Natural Beauty: 35 step-by-step projects for homemade beauty by Karen Gilbert.

There are many different types of books we will be looking at in Book Club, but when the book is DIY or project-based, then the best way to test it out is to give the projects a try. As the title suggests, A Green Guide to Natural Beauty boasts 35 different natural beauty projects, which made it very appealing given that I’ve been aiming to make as many of my bath and body products as I can. As part of the Natural Skincare Series I’ve shared recipes and tutorials for soap, scrubs, and bath products all made with natural ingredients, and where possible ingredients from my garden. First and foremost this book is beautiful. The photography is stunning and while those who love lots of bright colour may find the pages a tad on the beige side.

Apricot Face Scrub Recipe p. 60 Review 2/5 Mango Citrus Body Butter p. 78 Ingredients: Equipment. Photo Rag Quilt - Made with Printed Treasures Printable Fabric. Home | What's New?

Photo Rag Quilt - Made with Printed Treasures Printable Fabric

| Pictures | Scrapbook | Recipes | Fonts | Our Wedding | Contact Info Please click the images to view larger versions! I had so much fun making my first rag quilt, I immediately had to start another one. And I had just the project in mind! Several years ago I was browsing through a craft store when I came across printable fabric. Creative and Cool Ways to Reuse Old Stuff. We aren't sure what you do with your old newspapers, bulbs, plastic and glass bottles and many other things?

Creative and Cool Ways to Reuse Old Stuff.

Here are some really cool and creative ideas of how to reuse them. Ways To Reuse Bottles: Cool and interesting ways to reuse bottles. Craftaholics Anonymous™ Got an old tee or two {or 20!}

Craftaholics Anonymous™

That you don’t wear anymore? Turn them into *pretty little pom poms! * they’re fun and easy to make and turn out oh-so-fluffy! Supplies t-shirts, 1 per pom pomscissorscardboard. Crochet & Knitting. Welcome to the wonderful world of creative recycling...Milomade gives discarded, unwanted items a new lease of life. Clouds on the ceiling in Crafts for decorating and home decor, parties and... - StumbleUpon. Living Crafts. Wendy Knits - StumbleUpon.