Anyone looking for a nice storage idea for their office or craft room? How about these beautiful and eco-friendly décor paper bags?
One of the less nice things of buying on the Internet is the unnecessary extra packaging. I experience this every now and then when I order supplies for my craft room: dozens of packaging paper that usually end in the trash. I keep them whenever I can and reuse them to protect my work table when I am marbling or hand dyeing papers for my books. However, I actually don’t need that much paper to cover my desk and most of the time these papers are just taking up a huge storage space without having a real function.
During one of my searches for inspiration on Pinterest, I came across this video tutorial and my craft alarm just went off. So I did it my own way and photographed the step-by-step for you. I hope I can inspire you as well, just like that other tutorial inspired me, and you can try it at home soon: tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #beautifulhandmadeimperfection to follow your creations!
1. Get your materials ready
This is an upcycling project and therefore we will be using materials that most of us already have at home. So start looking at home or ask your neighbours, they probably got some extra packaging paper from their last Amazon order.
2. Paint the paper with your favourite colour of Chalk Paint La Pajarita
3. Paste the paper and assemble a bag
Once the paper is dried it’s time for making our bag. Grab your glue stick and get to work!
4. Make your bag ready
5. Finish assembling your bag and place it on your favourite corner at home
I am not gonna lie you, this can be the most difficult part of this tutorial. Your paper bag is ready and now it’s time to fold the top of the bag. It’s alright to be afraid that the paper will break. Yes, it happened to me too (see the top corner of the cactus bag).
We did it! Make as many bags as you want or need and try different combinations of sizes, colours and patterns. The more variations, the better!