I got a lovely gift in a pretty lime green Coldwater Creek shopping bag that had the store name written across both sides, but I wanted to reuse the bag for a homemade gift. So, I cut out some flowers from last year’s calendar and glued them on the sides . . . perfect! P.S. The lace hairbow on the card is from my recent vintage dress upcycle . . . a little extra gift to go with what’s inside. ♥
Thank you, Ioanna! (And what a lovely name you have!)
Awww thank you, you are so sweet! 🙂
so simple ….. and so perfect!
Thank you! 🙂
I love your ideas. I have lots of shopping bags that I can’t seem to throw out and I often wondered how I could reuse them; now I know. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love and Hugs, Tamara
You’re very welcome, Tamara! I just love calendar art and can’t seem to put the old calendars in the recycling box . . . 🙂
So beautiful !
Thank you, Violet! 🙂
Thank you, Melanie! 🙂
Love the colors; clever idea!
Thank you! I’m a big lime green fan myself! 🙂
Thank you, Pam! 🙂
A great upcycle! Very pretty as well.
Thank you, Virginia! 🙂
Always think of using those bags…so bright…but, hiding the logo…is a great idea…now I will save!
Thank you, Marilyn! It’s a fun way to create a one-of-a-kind gift bag, that’s for sure! 🙂
I love this idea! I have a hard time parting with those nice bags, so now I’ll use this clever tip!
Thank you, Anny! Those types of bags are SO sturdy, so I’m glad I can “redecorate” them for someone else! 🙂
Now isn’t that special!
So simple but so effective! What a brilliant idea! Xx
Thank you, Jill! 🙂
Great! I love this : )
Thank you! I think your upcycling is rubbing off on me! 🙂
pretty and what a great idea you had too! 🙂 I love it!
Thank you! I just love pretty calendar art! 🙂
Excellent! I save all those really great shop bags to reuse, but of course the store name makes it a little difficult to reuse as just a gift bag. Nice, simple idea.
Thank you! And shops really do give out nice bags, don’t they? 🙂
Fabulous new bag!
Thank you, Ginny . . . and I think the recipient will pass it on, too! 🙂
That’s got me thinking! I am going to check through the paper bags I have and see what I can do with them. Most are lovely but I haven’t used again due to the store name.
Yay! With your creativity, I know your *updos* will be amazing! 🙂
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What a lovely idea. The gift bag looks great.
Thank you! I’ll definitely try this again! 🙂
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