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« on: September 18, 2012 08:33:52 PM »

This is really a rather silly project but I wanted to give it a try.  When I was trying to see if I could make the empty paper bags from sugar and flour useful the idea of a bunting came to me.  So after months of saving bags I finally tried my idea out today.   This is a great project to get rid of lace and ribbon. 

First I separated the outer bag layer and cut out the package labeling.  Taking the larger front label to be a apron skirt and the smaller label the top.

 Flour and sugar bags.

Ribbons and lace stash.

Cutout label ready for lace.

Lace sewn on label (back)

Next I got out the glue and some odds and end of lace and ribbons people have given me over the years.  The glue didn't work well, I think that the coating on the bag was the problem.  So I got out some duel duty thread and sewed the lace to the labels.  The bags were strong enough to sew through and it didn't take long because I used large stitches.  Really easy!  It is also great because when you are tired of the bunting you can take the lace off to recycle again!

Then I just had to come up with ideas of different types of aprons to make.  Half aprons, frilly, cute all types of aprons.

Paper apron.


Paper aprons hanging from bunting.

As I said silly but I could see this as a new neighbor welcome gift.  So if you are looking to recycle your sugar and flour bags try this!  I'm sure someone here could really make this really cute.

Enjoy crafting today!

Lois the raving crafter

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012 07:16:44 AM »

So sweet and so much fun.  They would also be a lovely way to decorate a cake stall.
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012 10:39:46 AM »

great idea! Many a times I just don't want to throw away empty cookie packaging with delicious pictures ! I will try something like this out of them!


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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012 11:40:04 AM »

What a cool idea to do with mix boxes!  I'd love to see it.

Enjoy crafting today!

Lois the raving crafter

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