Monday, October 29, 2007

Victoria's New Bag

Some shopping bags are too pretty to just toss away. Here’s another easy “recycling” idea.


I began by punching a hole, using the word window punch (SU catalog #105090), on each side of the bag.


Then I threaded a ribbon through the holes. I used a piece of 1 ½” wide grosgrain ribbon. I tied the ribbon in a bow at the front of the bag. (Tip: I used a few small pieces of sticky strip behind the ribbon to hold it in place on the bag.)


Next I chose two flowers and a half-back pearl from the Pretties Kit (#109114). I colored the larger flower using Stampin’ Pastels (#105542) and attached the two flowers and the pearl together using glue dots. Then I attached the finished flower, also using glue dots, to the front of the bow (see final photo.)


For the inside I stamped a couple of pieces of white tissue paper with images from the Looks Like Spring set (#106710), using Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink classic inks pads.


And viola! Here is the finished bag. You can use it as a gift bag or a very chic lunch bag.

11 comments:

Keryn Campbell said...

Your bag is just gorgeous.

Nancy said...

OMWord...this gift bag is just so adorable!
How clever of you.

Dana said...

This is a fabulous idea!! The bag turned out wonderfully!!

Becky Carafa said...

This is soooo cute!

Tandra said...

FABULOUS recycling at its best!!!
VS should hire you to fix ALL their bags!!!

Debbi said...

What an adorable idea!

JenMarie said...

WOW ~ Awesome idea, it's beautiful!

Marilyn said...

This is an awesome idea! I am always trying to recycle bags, but was at a loss how to recycle the VS ones - thanks for this awesome idea!! I found your site through Tip Junkie - love it!!

I Do Faces said...

I just saw your tip on Tip Junkie and WOW!!!! I just had my bridal shower and got a ton of these bags and now I can make something so cute out of them!! Thanks for the great idea!!!
-Tasia
idofaces.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I always wondered how I could recycle VS bags into gift bags! Thanks for the ideas!! I found you thru TipJunkie...very nice.

Amooretto said...

Now THIS is a great reason (or excuse) to go to Victoria's Secret!!! LOL Cute bag and love the pink flowers on the tissue paper!