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Monday, April 30, 2012

Go Green Challenge

Hi guys!  Teresa here, I'm back with a little go green project for you all to try.  This is a little gift bag of sorts to hold candies, chocolates, or maybe just a little gift with some tissue paper.  This one only requires a paper towel roll, adhesive, twine and a few little scraps of paper.  I cut the paper towel roll to about 7 inches and squished it flat.  Cut all the way down the roll on the side seam and line the inside with a scrap piece of pattern paper..keep in mind that you will want to coordinate it with the outer pattern of paper.  Once the inside is covered, fold it back together and run your outer pattern paper around the outside paremeter beginning and ending on the back side of the roll.  This will cover and hold your cut seam area.  Now that your cardboard is completely covered, cut a 3 inch slit down the middle of the front of the cardboard.  You will want to curl the edges a bit as you fold them downward in a V fashion.   Now you can embellish the front however you like. When you are happy with the results, staple the end shut. I punched two holes and added some baker's twine for hanging.  Now for the inside..I have used scrap pieces of cardboard along with some prima package backings and pieces of scrap cardstock to create some little vintage embellie holders for a gift.   Completely GREEN! 


  1. Thanks for sharing, T. Can't wait to give it a try!

  2. Oh Teresa - I don't know how I missed this post. What a grand idea - it looks so much like you actually used a patterned cloth print and sewed. It is totally darling! Great job, great idea.......I'm off to make a few with my scraps!


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