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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Upcycled Gift Bags {w/ crafts}

hello world.


The last few weekends have been filled with children's birthday parties. It's been quite fun actually, lots of cake, baloons, and laughing children. For my second cousin's first birthday I decided to make a personalized gift bag. I'll start by saying that am relatively new to the crafting arena. Luckily this project is very simple and easy, plus it is a "green" way to show you care.

Start with a plain gift bag. I love how Anthropologie uses high quality bags when you make a purchase. There's something about the sturdy paper and soft fabric handles that gets me every time. It's the same feeling I get when I eat out of my favorite floral print bowl and drink out of mason jars. I feel pampered.

I used simple brown paper wrapping and cut it into 2 rectangles to cover the Anthropologie logo on each side and to serve as a background for my letters. I attached it using double sided tape.

I free-handed the letters and then cut them out with an exacto knife, but you can easily use scissors. {and for more precise letters, a stencil}  

I spaced out the letters and taped them down.

The result is a simple, homemade creation.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! You threw such an amazing party.... I will be talking about it for years. The food was great and the decor was perfect for a first birthday :)

  2. You are very creative! I want to see more! Haha would you like to follow each other ?? Let me know!

    Lady Million

    1. Thanks so much! I'm hoping to keep it up with more creative projects. Love you blog and can't wait to see more :)


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