It's the last day of our 13 Days of Handmade Halloween series and I'm finishing everything up with this very easy altered paper bag! I love using brown paper lunch bags for goodie bags for the kids' parties. Their easy to make and you can never go wrong with them. I simply use scrapbook paper, glue and stamps to achieve the look.
I used this Halloween stamp set from Oriental Trading, 2-sided scrapbook paper, paper punches, glue dots and dimensionals and ribbon to create my bag. I also had tons of fun stuffers and treats to put inside the bag when it was done.
I measured the width of my bag, in this case 5" and cut my paper a little bit smaller than the width. I then added a bit of double sided tape and placed it on the bag. With the remaining scrap that was left, I folded my bag about 1.25' down and attached the paper to the top of the bag for a flap.
Once my paper was attached to the bag, I created my embellishment to decorate the bag. I love using paper rosette badges and made them for the bags. I also stamped this cute frog image from the stamp set to create the center for my rosettes. With a large round paper 1.25" punch I cut a circle on orange paper and also used a piece of coordinating paper to create a notched strip to add to my rosette badge.
I put all the pieces together with glue and foam dots and then added them to the bag with glue dots. I also added a ribbon to the bag as a handle.
This project took me less than 25 minutes to do for just one bag. If you're making a few of these, I would break down everything into steps, but cutting out all your paper first, then assembling the badge rosettes and then put your bags together.
I hope you enjoyed a peek into my little crafting world, and I hope you and your family have a super spooktacular Halloween! Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring the items used in the 13 Days of Handmade Halloween Series!
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