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DIY Grocery Bag Easter Basket

DIY Grocery Bag Easter Basket
What to do with all those grocery bags tucked under my sink?! I find that there is something quite endearing about brown kraft grocery bags and the up-cycling piece of my brain has been dancing around ideas for a while. I have been seeing a few variations of woven paper baskets around the web, so weaving and Easter basket from recycled paper bags seem to be a perfect solution! (INSTRUCTIONS FOR GROCERY BAG EASTER BASKET) 1) Using full size paper grocery bag, remove handles (•note some do not come with handles) and cut down center seam. 2) Mark 1.75 inch strips (top to bottom) and trim. 3) Fold each strip lengthwise into thirds. 4) 2 of your strips will create a handle. 5) Weave the bottom of the basket using 6X6 strips. 6) Trim 2 of your strips in half. 7) Fold the loose side strips of your basket to prepare them for weaving in the 3 long strips. 8) On 2 opposite sides of the basket, trim the 2 center strips 3 inches long. Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Related:  Boxes, bags, baskets

Hexagonal Stacking Boxes The inspiration for this week’s project comes from the Japanese stacking octagonal box kit shown above. We previously used a similar technique to demonstrate a business card box with traditional elegance. We now present a surreal modern makeover for Japanese papercraft boxes by using (recycling) paperboard packaging. We follow the same basic construction techniques, but simplify it by eliminating the paper coverings and decorations. In their place, we use paperboard from cereal, cracker and cookie packaging. They are great for storage, gift giving, and decorative use. The abstraction created from taking the package out of its context can be wonderfully fun. To get started, download the pattern here (18K pdf). This is an ideal project for a laser cutter, but can also be made by printing out the pattern and tracing or gluing it onto your material to cut with a hobby knife. Each of the pieces is perforated along the folds, which are drawn in blue in the pdf pattern.

How to Weave an Easter Basket from Recycled Boxes March 26th, 2013 Email 155 users recommend Cardboard packaging lends bold colors and interesting graphics to this basket. Diane Gilleland These baskets are simple to make, involving a little weaving and a little gluing. Since boxes come in all shapes and sizes, you can make baskets in all shapes and sizes. Photo: Diane Gilleland I love looking at product packaging-you can do so many creative things with all those bold graphics. What you'll need: Cardboard food boxes (see notes below)Metal rulerPencilScissorsX-Acto knifeCutting surfaceBone folderTacky gluePaper clips A few notes on cardboard: For the samples shown here, I've used a pizza box, a 12-pack soda box, and a baking mix box. Before you begin this project, make sure your box is nice and clean. Step 1: Start with the front or back panel of the box. Measure out a rectangle that's an odd number of inches wide. Cut a second rectangle to match. Step 5: Using a bone folder, score both ends of the cardboard along the ends of those slits.

House-Shaped Gift Box By Amy Christie I’m so pleased with this little project! I collaborated with Jordan of Polkadot Prints to design a darling house-shaped gift box that is as easy as pie to put together. Simply print off the free template, cut it out and double-side tape it together. Fill it with a few small treats and your gift-giving list is done in a flash! Supplies: -Printable house template -Scissors -X-acto blade -Double-sided tape -Ruler & scoring tool Print the house gift box template. If you prefer, use the X-acto knife to cut out the window panes. With the ruler and scoring tool, score the house template on all the dotted lines. Fold on the newly scored lines. Add a piece of double-sided tape to the small tab. Connect it with the other side of the house, as seen above. Fold the bottom flaps in and use double-sided tape to hold it closed. Add a piece of tape to the backside of the wreath and stick it in place. Fill the box with a few small treats or a small gift. Give to all! P.S. — We love making gifts!

How About Orange Schoolhouse-Shaped Gift Box Images and text by Amy Christie for Design Mom. The school year is ending and it’s time for last-day-of-school parties, and gifts for teachers, coaches, librarians and school bus drivers. I’m sure this (free!) Remember this house gift box from Christmastime? By the way, Design Mom readers are just the best ever! Let’s get to making these cute things! Supplies: - Printable school house template — download for free: white, red or yellow - Scissors - Cutting blade - Double-sided tape - Ruler & scoring tool Print the school house gift box template. If you desire, use the cutting blade to remove the window panes and around the bell. With the ruler and scoring tool, score the house template on all the dotted lines. Fold on the newly scored lines. Add a piece of double-sided tape to the small tab and connect it with the other side of the house, as seen above. Fold the bottom flaps in and use double-sided tape to hold it closed. Fill the box with a few small treats, a small gift or a thank you note.

DIY: Gift Bags made from Newspaper | alicecorrine Gift bags made from newspaper is a great idea for birthday parties or weddings! We saw this on a site that was we think was in Vietnamese?? Anywho -here’s our best try at translation along with the photo tutorial. Supplies: Glue, Scissors, Paper Doiles, Newspapers, and Wire Ribbon Step 1: Cut into rectangular sheet of paper and then press twice the leading newspapers in the Middle as shown on the picture Step 2: Use glue fixed two edge paper overlap Step 3: Fold one end securely to the bottom of the bag Step 4: You fold the side edge short and long edges paste twice in photos to form bottom bag Step 5: Wait for the glue to dry Step 6: Place treats inside the bag Step 7: Fold the remaining margin 2 cm down to form the mouth of bag Step 8: fold and glue small paper doile over the top of bag Step 9: Finally, punch holes to put Ribbon through. Voila – beautiful little gift bags! If you like this article go to the home page to see other similar posts. Like this: Like Loading...

DIY Paper Fruit Basket Yes, you may remember our Easter Basket post. It seemed to be a hit, so much so that we had to create a version two with a summer twist. This basket, again made from a recycled, upcycled paper grocery bag, is a bit taller and without the handle, but could be a template for many other versions. Though it is a natural fit for a fruit basket, this upcycled creation could be used in many ways; a gift basket of cookies, a flower basket, a basket to organize your desk. What a perfect use for your paper grocery bags! Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Printable Gift Bag Templates - Cute Bags with Handles Make a cute bag like this one with my free printable gift box and gift bag templates. Free Gift Box Templates - Blank Make a gift bag or box using your own craft paper and card stock. Click the box you want to make for further instructions and free template: Easy Peasy Printable Gift Boxes Gorgeous printable boxes and bags, all you need is a home printer! Click here to find out more Gift Bag Templates - Gable Bag These bags are really sweet, don't you think? Materials To make your gift bags, the only equipment you'll need is: A printer Some nice paper/card to print onto. Download Gift Bag Template Download this free pdf template, and print it onto nice paper. If your paper has one nice side and one blank side, then make sure you print onto the blank side. Assembly Instructions Step 1 Cut along the solid lines, and score along dotted lines with a butter knife and ruler. Step 2 Put glue or double sided tape on the side-tab, and make a the box into a tube-shape. Step 3 Step 4 How did it turn out?

Pyramid Gift Box Template This decorative box can be used to give a small gift or just as a decoration. Attached below is the pattern to make the box with complete directions on the sheet. This box was made by putting a sample wallpaper sheet sized to 81/2" x 11" and placed in my printer so that the pattern would print on the back side of the wallpaper. Highlight pattern and print.

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