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.