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 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.