If you are an artistic soul who loves everything hand-made and decorated, I admire you. In times like these when everything is within our reach and you can buy pretty much whatever you set your heart on, there are not that many people who enjoy the art of creating practical things and decorations out of unusual materials. So if you have that sparkle in you that makes you want to create awesome designs from scratch, I have a suggestion for you – use brown paper bags.
If you already have a large stash of brown paper bags or you plan on buying some in order to explore your creative side, you have so many choices beyond recycling them. Your stash of brown paper bag pieces can be used for many household solutions and craft projects. Take a look at some of my suggestions and ideas, who knows – maybe this will turn out to be a potential hobby for you.
Home Storage Boxes
It is fairly easy to weave your grocery bags into stylish and sturdy storage boxes. You can use these lovelies to create small gift baskets, or you can use them as baskets for decorating or organizing your small kitchen items.
A rather convenient and affordable usage of brown paper bags is to use them for wrapping gifts. Of course, you can decorate and personalize the end-product with some embellishments such as paint, rubber stamps or ribbons. No store-bought paper can compete with this look as you can make it as much simple or ornamented as you want it to be. Plus, it will show the gift recipient that you took the time to make their gift special and unique.
A Small Scrapbook
Truth be told, scrapbooking supplies can be rather expensive, so why not cut the cost and turn that bulk of brown paper bags that you have into a mini scrapbook? Create one yourself and make the entire process of recording memories in it that much more meaningful and special.
Remember how we used to cover our books in paper in order to keep them in good condition for as long as possible? Well, why not go old school and cover the textbooks of your kids with a brown paper bag? The best part of this is that your kids can personalize and make them stand out from the rest of their classmates’ dull book covers.