Hi fellas and ladies! This is Mandi with a useful and fun DIY project for you. I’m constantly packaging goodies for my vintage shop customers and friends across the world, but buying packaging products is expensive and also contributes to environmental waste. I wanted to find an inexpensive and sustainable way to personalize pretty packages without paying for envelopes, tape, and labels. I ended up coming up with a kraft package made from recycled grocery bags. To obtain supplies, all I need to do is say “paper” instead of “plastic.”
Leftover rub-ons (optional) These are made by Hambly Screen Prints.
Cut open the sides of your bag and fold the flaps over to maintain an even width across the length of the paper. Then fold the bag into thirds, or however many times you need to obtain the desired size of your package.
Now stitch all but one open side of your folded bag. Try some different stitch settings for variety and added decoration.