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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.
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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.
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« 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.
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