Hi everyone, I hope that you all had a peaceful and enjoyable Easter day with your family and friends. Mine was very good with my family and meeting friends.
I found this wonderful crafty idea and I fell in love with it. It is pretty. I used recycled resources which you may already have at home from other crafts projects that you did in the past. So I didn’t need to buy anything to make this lovely cardboard bag, you can adapt with the resources that you have at home.
I found the craft idea at this website ikat bag: Tea Party Behind The Scenes – Cardboard.
I decided to make one with my daughter and she loved it.
Recycled Cardboard Bag
What you need:
Cardboard boxes ( For the back and front of the bag I used a rather thick cardboard box. For the side I used a cereal box which is long enough to cover the side of the bag with one piece of cardboard), sellotape tape, washi tape(optional), chenille tinsel, colored beads, colored foam shapes (optional), glue.
How to do it:
If you find difficulty drawing the shape of the bag just go to the site where this idea came from. They offer a template for you ikat bag: – Cardboard.
Draw the shape of the bag and cut out from your cardboard box.
Cut a strip of about 8cm from your cereal box and this will be the side of the bag, ( in the original idea they used krafty paper but I decided to use a cereal box that worked perfectly for me. I covered the top of the cereal box with brown sellotape and then put some paper tape for a good finish.
Finally you need to make the handle, using chenille tinsel and some beads. To attach the handle to the bag just make a hole on both sides of the bag and make a little loop.
Now you can decorate it with gift wrap paper, crayons, stickers, washi tape using resources that you have on hand.