Saturday, July 3, 2010

Brown Paper Bag Americana Heart

Making "wall hangings" out of brown paper bags was an economical and easy project for the holiday bazaar that I ran at the elementary school years ago. They were cheaper and easier, though not as sturdy, than using wood cut with a scroll saw. This is one of those brown paper bag projects.

Cut out two of the shape you want. Paint and embellish as desired (I used acrylic craft paints). Glue (or sew) along the edges, but leave a small portion open to insert stuffing (or shredded up plastic shopping bags!). Finish gluing or sewing. You can add twine, wire, ribbon, raffia, etc to make a hanger for your item. You may want to sew/glue the ends of ribbon into the seams of the item for a more finished look. I made also small versions of this repurposed paper bag craft to be used as Christmas tree ornaments for the holiday bazaar.

TIP: Dip an old toothbrush lightly into acrylic craft paint then run your thumb along it to splatter the paint onto your project.

Thanks for looking, have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend !

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