Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lunch Sack Stars

The following idea comes from our crafty ladies at our Seattle store! Who would have thought that a simple paper sack could be used to create fun (and cheap!) decorations??? Molley and Chelsey will demonstrate how easily you can recycle a plain little sack to starry magic. . .

With a few ordinary paper lunch sacks and some imagination you can create these fabulous hanging flowers. Decoration Perfection!

What you will need:
6 paper lunch sacks
¼ inch hole punch
Double sided tape

Step 1
Fold the bottom of a bag in on itself. Cut above the lower fold, removing the bag's bottom. Trim the top into a petal shape.

Step 2

Punch a hole about 1/4 inch from the bottom. Repeat process with five more bags. Apply double-sided tape to the front edges of a bag. Place another bag on top, and repeat to stack all of the bags. Draw a length of string through the hole in the stack; knot it loosely.

Step 3
Pull the top and bottom bags around to form a flower shape and join the end petals with double-sided tape; in our project we used Glue Dots for convenience.

Step 4
Shape your flower by gently opening each petal, until your flower has taken shape.

Step 5

Suspend your completed paper bag flowers by string. That easy!

* For a little for more colored pizzazz we used our Glimmer Mist – Just a few spritzes and sprays and you’ve got your hanging decorations matching the color theme!Have fun! Molly & Chelsey, Seattle Paper Zone

1 comment:

  1. These are awesome! Can't wait to try to make them...thanks for sharing.