It’s A Wrap: Dressed Up Brown Paper Bags

I remember when I used to give my friends Valentine’s Day cards or goodies, even if I wasn’t all for the day of hearts. I used it as an excuse to give my closest buds gifts. As always, it was more the thrill of packing the goodies up rather than the gifts themselves. For the the day of everything red, here’s a cute way of packing up a batch of home baked cookies! All you need are brown paper bags, cardstock, and a craft punch!

Let’s try and dress up some basic brown paper bags!

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I used Martha Stewart’s Lace Heart punch ( I Try DIY Shop | Amazon ) to line the top of the paper bag with adorable hearts.

I Try DIY | It's A Wrap: Dressed Up Brown Paper Bags

I took some pink and red cardstock sheets, and measured them against the paper bag’s width.

I Try DIY | It's A Wrap: Dressed Up Brown Paper Bags

I cut it so they were the same size.

I Try DIY | It's A Wrap: Dressed Up Brown Paper Bags

With the same puncher, I lined the cardstock with the same beautiful hearts.

I Try DIY | It's A Wrap: Dressed Up Brown Paper Bags

So, the bag is still employ now, but here’s what you do after you fill it with some cookies or muffins. Place the cardstock about two inches from the top of the bag.

I Try DIY | It's A Wrap: Dressed Up Brown Paper Bags

Fold the opt of the paper bag over, and staple!

I Try DIY | It's A Wrap: Dressed Up Brown Paper Bags

If you’re want to add a special touch, color your staples red with a Sharpie before stapling!

I Try DIY | It's A Wrap: Dressed Up Brown Paper Bags

All done! You can definitely try with different punchers, depending on the occasion. The possibilities are endless.

I Try DIY | It's A Wrap: Dressed Up Brown Paper Bags

 

Check out other I Try DIY Valentine-themed tutorials from previous years:
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