Friday, March 18, 2011

Brown Bag It!

Spring is officially only 2 days away and I am so ready for it! I love that the days are getting a little longer and that we have that extra bit of time at the end of the day to go outside and enjoy the sunshine (I know...wishful thinking here in Seattle). I came across this cute idea for a paper bag flower bouquet and thought it was so cute, I had to share it with you!

Spring is the time of Easter brunches, birthday parties and baby showers and this is an adorable way to decorate a table at a party with fresh, bright flowers. It's a table decoration, a place card {write each guest's name on the bag}, and a party favor all in one! All you need is an adhesive, a brown paper lunch bag and some scissors or decorative paper edger.

Step 1: Draw lines on the bag like this:

Step 2: Cut along the lines, using either scissors or decorative paper edgers.

Step 3: Place adhesive on the inside of one of the "handles" and then overlap the two flaps and adhere them together to form the handle.

Step 4: Take a small glass or jar filled with water, place it in the bag and place your flowers inside.

Look at how cute these all look placed on the plates on a table, one for each guest. I just love this idea, it's pretty and elegant, yet super simple and easy. These would also be great for weddings, changing up the flower colors based on your color palette. And, at only $0.15 per bag, it's a really cost-effective decoration!

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Happy {almost} Spring everyone! --LaurenCheck Spelling


  1. so cute and simple thank you for the share Annie

  2. So cute. Very similar to gift bags I make during the holidays. Never thought about decorating with paper bags.

  3. Its absolutely amazing..!!!