Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Paper Bag Flower


I have meaning to make these flowers since I saw the instructions to make these in Martha Stewart page quiet sometime back. Martha Stewart uses colorful bags to make these flowers to hang as a decor, which was quiet nice. But since I didn't have colorful bags, I made mine with brown paper bag. The original instruction mentions to use 6 paper bags, but whatever I did, I couldn't make a flower with six. Maybe because my bags were skinnier than the ones they used. Anyways, I like how mine turned out too..:)




You'll need:
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6-9 small paper bags.
Glue or double sided tape.
Punch
Thread

Steps;
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- For all the paper bags, fold down the bottom of the bag in it itself and cut down the base. Looking at the picture below, cut out from the marked line where the scissors in placed.


- Trim the top of the bags in the form of a petal.


- Apply glue or tape to the lower edge of one of the bags and place another bag on top of it. Keep doing it till all the bags are glued and stacked up.


- Punch a hole through all the stacked bags about 1/4 inch from the bottom and draw a string through the holes and tie it up.

 - Pull the first and last bag in the stack to form a flower shape and glue the first and last bag together.


- I cut out a circle and glued it at the center of the flower.


There you have it.


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27 comments:

  1. What a super nifty thrifty idea...really love it.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda! Its thrifty for sure, which I love about it too..:)

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  2. Weldone Priyam. Simple DIY with clear instructions too.

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  3. Love this thrifty idea!! I have a ton of paper bags that are driving me insane taking up space so this would be perfect to craft up! This would be so great to add some white polka dots to or something :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I agree Pamela, polka dots would look nice. Maybe I can do that next time..:)

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  4. Oh that Martha! I agree, they'd be really best with the personal touch of polka dots too. I'm stopping by from the blog hop & I'm a new follower through Facebook! I hope your having a great night.

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    1. Thank you Leslie for the visit and for following..:)

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  5. What a lovely flower! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Have a nice weekend! Blessings from Bama!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and for your comment Felecia!
      You have a nice weekend too...:)

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  6. This is so cute!! and we all have some paper bags lying around somewhere. {Thanks for linking up to WOW It's Wednesday!! Feel free to post more than one link, and please, share and spread the word. See you next Wednesday? I can't wait to see what other simple joys you've been working on!}

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    1. Thanks Becky!
      I can't wait to join you all creative minds next week too...:)

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  7. So easy! I'm pinning this for my Girl Scout troop.

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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  8. Coming over from the Furgal blog hop. LOVE THIS. This is a great way to reuse a paper bag. Wouldn't they be fun for a party? Or photo backdrop?

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    1. Absolutely, beautiful and cheap party decor. Who doesn't like that...:)

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  9. What a fun idea! So creative, so resourceful... Great craft to do with kids, yes?
    :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Yes Crystelle, it is quiet easy and straight forward for the little hands to make these flowers.

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  10. neat! looks so cool! and they do make paper bags now in all kinds of colors!! this will be fun to experiment with for sure! If you have time, we would love to have you link up to our Snickerdoodle Sunday sometime!

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    1. Thanks Kristina and Millie. I would love to link up.

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  11. This is such a great idea!! It turned out beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us. Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Marti for your comment and for pinning...:)

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  12. What a lovely craft project. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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  13. What a great second use for paper bags! Love how this turned out! Thanks so much for sharing at Get Your DIY On: May Flowers!!

    ~Abby =)

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  14. I love this! Pinned! Thanks for being part of our party. I hope you will swing by on Monday at 7 pm and party with us. We love having you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  15. We are featuring these fun flowers at the creative challenge tomorrow. Hope you can stop by and drop a few flowers off for us! :) Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  16. I love this - so easy to make and frugal! Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty - we'd love to have you back again next week.

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