When you think of a Brown Paper Bag you usually think of shopping…lunch…dare I say garbage? Well let me tell you the Brown Paper Bag has a million and one uses that are far and beyond the traditional Uses! Today we have a collection of Brown Paper Bag Crafts You Have To Make. From Vases to Puppets…to Hydrangea’s …to Gingerbread Houses and much much more. Each craft comes with its fabulous tutorial…just click on the Blog Name and it will take you there. I know that you are going to make more of these than you have time for but I sure hope you try some of them. The kids are going to want to help too and they are going to want to make their very own Brown Paper Bag Puppets because the possibilities are endless. So pour yourself a cup of something yummy and check these out …maybe with a kid on your knee! ENJOY!
These would be perfect for any occasion…how fabulous would they be for Thanksgiving! So simple to make and oh so budget friendly! Get the How To over at The Kim Six Fix!
The Beauty Dojo is going to show you how simple it is to make these adorable DIY Paper Bag Bouquets. Great any time at all to decorate with or maybe a special little gift!
OH Crafts is sharing their adorable Wedding Butterfly Paper Bags perfect for favors or special gifts! Christmas is coming…these would be wonderful for little stocking stuffers! Just decorate them the way you want …the diy is so simple you will love it!
I made this little brown paper bag with embellishment all the way back in 2011 but it is still cute and a great way to give a little gift…maybe fill it with some donuts…candy…even a special lunch. All you have to do is punch two holes in the bag and the heart…thread and tie on! So simple yet so cute!
All you need is a brown paper bag…some pretty ribbons and this quick and easy tutorial from Craft Stylish. You are going to have the most unique gift bags in the family! I even thing stamping an image on the bag would look amazing or maybe something that you draw and paint yourself. Tons of possibilities.
These sweet little Gift Bags over at The Party Studio are quick…easy and precious! You can even use the fancy scissor that you have or the punches you bought and didn’t use often : ) They are fun and oh so pretty.
The Crazy Craft Lady is sharing her DIY for these fun and fabulous Brown Paper Page Vases/Planters. Can’t get any quicker that this on!
This one truly looks very interesting and the Tutorial comes from a very recognized and respected name in the Blogosphere…REMODELaholic is sharing her DIY Faux Wood Plank Floors Using Brown Paper and may I say it look pretty great!
Every Kid I know would love to sit down and create these funny puppets from this great kit over at Childhood Beckons. You can keep the kids busy for hours and let their inner artist flow…then get ready for picture perfect Puppet Show!!!
I don’t know about you but I am in love with this Brown Paper Bag Ribbon and Roben-Marie is sharing the how to. Just think of the things you can use this for…limitless!
Honestly…how precious are these little Brown Paper Bag Gingerbread Houses? Lucy over at Craftberry Bush never ceases to amaze me with her creativity! She is going to show you exactly how to make these cuties. So if you don’t feel like baking…make these in all different sizes and display them or use them as the perfect gift bag.
Come on over to visit Lia Griffith…she is the Paper Queen and in this spot-on tutorial she is going to show you how to make a basket that you can use for Easter or maybe some special little treats any time of year! ENJOY!
What a great way to make a keepsake for your little ones…this Lunch Bag Scrap Book is fun to make…it lets your creativity blossom and will become a forever fav of the family. Kids can make their own which is tons of fun too. I would have made one for my doggie (Skippy) when I was little…oh the possibilities!
This is not a craft for children…an actual match is used and we don’t want any accidents…but for all of you adults you just might want to make some of these Paper Bag Roses over at Creative Me Inspired. You will be surprised how simple they are to make and then just think of all the things you can use them for…from bouquets…to wreaths…add stems and put in the vase…decorate the top of a gift box. Heck you can use them for anything that you would use artificial flowers for. They also have a great Farmhouse look!
The kids are going to go wild for these Paper Bag Animal Puppets created over at 86 Lemons! Great for a school projects…after school or a rainy Saturday! This will keep the kids occupied for hours!
These Brown Paper Bag Savoring Light Leaf Lanterns are perfect for the Fall…great for Thanks giving…then you can always change the ornamentation and the coloring and you will have a great lantern for any time of year.
Third Floor Design Studio is helping you get ready for Christmas with this fun Advent Wreath. How much fun are you going to have filling them!
Hello Glow is sharing her DIY for this fun Paper Bag Memo Board plus. Perfect for your workspace…office…kids rooms…and so on and so on.
Can’t grow Hydrangeas? How about making them with this tutorial from One Young Love! You can even use color paper in the shade of your favorite hydrangea! I am loving the brown paper look…very Farmhouse…what do you think?
Check out this DIY for Sensational Sunflowers over at Jennifer Decorates! I love them…I would love a whole batch to put on gifts…how cute would it be to polka dot some brown craft paper and put one of these right on top! I know you have tons of ideas of your own…go for it!
Halloween is right around the corner and these Big Paper Bag Luminaries would look spooky as the kids came up the stairs to ring the doorbell. You can also customize them for any holiday you love! See how simple this is over at Crafts By Amanda.
These Holiday Cuties are wonderful…what a great Farmhouse Tree these would make…don’t you think…a selection of all the shapes and a garland of wooden beads…with baby breath filler! Or of course as Package Toppers…etc… I love the stitching…just to cute! Get the Tutorial over at Her Creative Spirit.
School is back in Session and you will be packing may a special lunch…why not make it a bit more special by designing a special bag for your kids or hubby! There are so many ideas over at Think Make Share Blog you will flip! Of course you can do your own thing too! Love this and I know the special recipient in your life will love it too!
These Brown Paper Gift Sacks are beautiful and the Stamp Lady is going to show you how you can make them in a snap!
As always here at The Cottage Market we would like to send out tons of APPAWS and APPLAUSE to all of our blogger friends for sharing their talents and creativity with us! We want them to know that they are appreciated and loved. You are going to adore exploring their blogs for more outstanding DIY’s and inspiration. As always…ENJOY & CREATE!
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Jessica W. says
These are great ideas for reusing and recycling paper bags! Often paper bags just get thrown away, when they can be used for many other fun and functional purposes.