Thursday, October 13, 2011

Upcycled Halloween Gift Bags

I needed something for the Altered Halloween Canvases I made and I love gift bags. But I’m trying to reduce, reuse, and recycle so I wanted to use things I already had on hand. Enter some small, fairly plain, grocery bags!
I went to my scrap bin and pulled out some coordinating scraps and made the panel for the front of the bag. Then I went to my Graphics Fairy file because there is always something good there! I had downloaded this owl and decided it was perfect. I added a hat and text using my PrintShop Deluxe program, and printed on kraft cardstock. Trimmed, mounted on a black panel, then on an orange one.
Finished off with a jute bow ( just cut several lengths of jute twine and made a bow; hot glued on to the bag) a layered flower from more scraps, and self adhesive rhinestones.
Easy peasy!
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Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Adorable! Now the bag becomes decor, too. :) Love the addition of the hat on the owl!

Unknown said...

Cute bags! I love the owl :)

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

These are sooo cute Carol!! I love the owl on there - his hat is super cute!! It's a great bag!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I agree that the owl is perfect! The color scheme is so simple and wonderful at the same time! Great job Carol!

Michelle L. said...

Heeheehee, that elegant owl with that hat - the best combination!

Holly Lefevre said...

These are adorable! I love them - they need to be framed!

Anonymous said...

No one would ever throw these away as just bags - lovely.