50+ Things to Make From Paper Bags

by Johnnie Collier

50 plus things to make from recycled paper bags @savedbyloves #recycled #crafts #upcycle

 

Did you know that we throw away enough paper per year to make a 12 foot wall spanning from California to New York?  60,000 trees would be saved if every U.S. household reused a paper grocery bag for just one shopping trip (source).  It is amazing that everyone pitching in by reusing just one bag would have such a huge impact.  Today’s round-up gives you 50+ creative uses for paper bags.  Some of them are familiar.  Some of them redefine what it means to think outside of the box!

50 plus things to make from recycled paper bags @savedbyloves #recycled #crafts #upcycle
Roben-Marie Smith created this beautiful brown paper bag ribbon that I need.  This would be the perfect project to gift the crafter on your list, or to give your gift wrapping a unique touch.
50 plus things to make from recycled paper bags @savedbyloves #recycled #crafts #upcycle
Are you kidding me with this brown paper bag flooring at Simon Says?  Who does that?  I would love to know where the inspiration originated, and how long that project took.  The tutorial is very brief, but maybe there is a more detailed one out there.  How cool!
50 plus things to make from recycled paper bags @savedbyloves #recycled #crafts #upcycle
Make an adorable Halloween candy bowl from paper bags and tissue paper.  The Long Thread walks you through this craft that the kids are sure to love.
50 plus things to make from recycled paper bags @savedbyloves #recycled #crafts #upcycle
Take advantage of seasonal graphic shopping bags to create festive recycled paper Christmas stockings with Rock Scissor Paper.  What a cheap way to bring a unique, handmade touch to your holiday decor!
50 plus things to make from recycled paper bags @savedbyloves #recycled #crafts #upcycle
This is one of those “That is made from what?” projects.  Create these sweet and simple paper bag woven placemats with Free Kids Crafts.  They look like something I would have bought from Pier One back when I bought things instead of making them!

The list goes on…

 


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