I use the phrase recycled in this instance in terms of re-use. I have lots of wallpaper samples hanging around as we are trying to decide on how to decorate 2 rooms in the house.
I decided to make some gift bags – something I have attempted in the past with not much success. This time however, I found this ace, simple and quick video for making bags which I followed… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWpiipx1Aqc&feature=related
I did make a few adjustments though as follows:
1. An extra fold on the sides gives the bag its depth and makes sure it stands up
2. I added hole enforcers to the holes for the handles and put beads at the end of the handles to keep them in place
3. For a bit more strength, I added a piece of thick cardboard into the bottom of the bad – just cut to shape and slip into the bottom