Thursday, October 27, 2016

Recycling Gift Bags

Many cities and counties are no longer bagging purchased items without charging a small fee.  Plastic bags are becoming a thing of the past.  Although I have a lot of reusable shopping totes, I rarely remember to bring them with me.  So unless the item can fit in my purse, I pay the extra cents to purchase a bag.  Or sometimes I get a bag because I see that it's a great tote bag.  (I know...bag nerd!) Sometimes I use the bag as is to tote items but most times I recycle them as gift bags.

This bag held cooking oils from Stewart & Jaspers and I converted it into a gift bag for my granddaughter's 6th birthday.

I turned this black/white striped Sephora bag into a gift bag for my husband. I'm sure he was glad he didn't get a gift from Sephora LOL.

I use my Cricut to cut out different decorating elements and glue them right on the bag.  The possibilities are endless!

I'm adding this to the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge blog.  This week's theme is football.  Click HERE to get to the challenge site.  I love Cricut challenges since I love working with my Cricut!

Cricut Cartridges Used:
Mermaid bag:  Life's a Beach and Create-a-Critter
49er bag:  George Basic Shapes and Plantin Schoolbook


  1. I love how you re-purposed your bag. I am sure your husband will appreciate this one. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  2. Wow - love your transformation from perfume to football. Maybe it will give him a hint that you do like items from Sephora. Both bags are great. I have done this before also - why toss a nice bag, just cover up the logo. thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week.


  3. This is a great idea! Love the San Francisco bag :-) Thank you for joining us this week for our football challenge.

  4. Love how you reuse and redecorate the bags! AWESOME!!! :)


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