{How to} Dress Up a Paper Sack

Posted on August 17,2012 by Jennifer

How to Dress Up a Paper Sack

I always like to send my sister some fun and unique home office supplies because organizing and running your home is always more fun with an owl eraser or music note shaped paper clip, isn’t it?! Well, corralling all these gifts can sometimes be a little challenging since they are a mix of sizes. I didn’t have any cute boxes or tins around like I normally do and wondered what I could package the gifts in… and then I thought, “hey! how about a dressed up paper sack?!”

Letterpress Tag with Vintage button and orange ribbon, how to dress up a paper sackTo begin I filled the bag with the gifts and folded over the top. Next I wrapped the ribbon around the bag length wise and attached it to the bag with a glue dot. The tag, from Austin Press, is a sweet vintage inspired image that I thought was just right for this! The perfect bit of whimsy!! Even though the tag had a hole for ribbon, I didn’t want to add more ribbon – I thought it would detract from my main ribbon – so instead I attached a vintage button with a glue dot. One final glue dot attached the ribbon to the bag.

vintage buttons with orange ribbon

I try to keep pretty ribbons, vintage  buttons and tags around for just such projects and this is a perfect example of why. By having these supplies in my arsenal, I’m able to pack a pretty package in a flash!

This could be cute for an extra special lunch bag too, don’t you think? Food for thought with a new school year dawning…

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I’ll see you on Monday!

Happy Celebrating!

Jennifer Carroll, CelebratingEverydayLife.com

4 Responses to “{How to} Dress Up a Paper Sack”

  1. August 17, 2012 at 10:45 am, Jill Flory said:

    VERY cute dress up! Brown bags is one of my favorite things to use for wrapping – I love the Kraft brown and the blank canvas for detailing!


    • August 17, 2012 at 10:57 am, Jennifer said:

      > You’re right – they are a perfect blank canvas! So many possibilities waiting to happen!!


  2. August 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm, Lucinda said:

    Well that was really BEAUTIFUL! Who would think you could dress a plain brown bag and make it look sooooo chic!!! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks…..


    • August 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm, Jennifer said:

      Awww… Thank you! Hope you have lots of luck with yours!!


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