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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2009 10:23:41 PM »

Do you (have you ever) sealed the outside (and/or inside) of the bag with something like decoupage glue? I think that would add to their durability and life span.

I am going to try these. Maybe they will be a craft activity for a group!!

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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2009 04:33:01 AM »

Do you (have you ever) sealed the outside (and/or inside) of the bag with something like decoupage glue? I think that would add to their durability and life span.


I haven't tried that, but it might be a good idea. I would give it a very light coat so it doesn't wrinkle. I have thought of using clear contact paper on the outside to make it sturdier, but I haven't actually tried that yet. I'm not sure if it would glue together well.
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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2009 04:52:40 AM »

I love this! Thanks for sharing!!!
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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2009 05:21:53 AM »

Great tute! I love the idea of making these bags out of newspapers and other paper products (magazines, flyers etc)  Cheesy I might have to give this a try instead of buying bags for the holiday!!!
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2009 06:18:08 AM »

Awesome tutorial with great pictures!  Thanks racky, you're so brilliant!  I was thinking you could cut a square of contact paper the size of the finished bottom and apply it for extra strength (unless the contact paper stuck to me and all the parts of the bag I didn't want it on!)
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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2009 01:13:16 PM »

nice!
if you cover them with a layer of anti-water thing or a foil I bet you can use them for shopping too Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2009 05:40:58 PM »

You just solved my current problem..."ughhh, I have to go buy a bag now for this...."  Thanks!
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« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2009 08:28:31 PM »

Do you (have you ever) sealed the outside (and/or inside) of the bag with something like decoupage glue? I think that would add to their durability and life span.


I haven't tried that, but it might be a good idea. I would give it a very light coat so it doesn't wrinkle. I have thought of using clear contact paper on the outside to make it sturdier, but I haven't actually tried that yet. I'm not sure if it would glue together well.

Tried to "revive" a bag by covering with decorative contact paper and glue initially rebelled (LOL); I was using hot glue. However, when I looked at it a little later it had adhered.
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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2009 04:25:38 AM »

Way to put that bag in its place, CraftyDeJa!  Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2009 10:39:52 PM »

Great tute and a really cool way to recycle all those newspapers and not needing to spend money on bags anymore...I now know what I will put my christmas presents in this year  Grin . Thanks!
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