Paper Bag Spring Bunting

I was totally inspired by AZ girls Night Out clever Paper Bag Menu holder and came up with my own Paper Lunch Bag project! They are the perfect starter for this fun new Spring Bunting!

There is something about sewing through paper that I just love so this project was fun to create.

Gather paper lunch bags, scrap fabric, scrapbook paper, ric rack,  ribbon, pom pom and any other trims and embellishments that you think will help jazz up this bunting.

Start by trimming off the bottom section of your lunch bag.

Cut bright vibrant fabric to fit your bags.

I zig zagged stitched each fabric section onto the bags twice.

After you sew each fabric section on you’ll want to lay out your Bunting in the order you want it to be for your lay out.

Next I used my Silhouette to cut out the word SPRING. I used distressing ink on the edges of each letter.

I used Tacky glue to glue the paper letters to each bag.

Next I added ribbon, ric rack and other fun trims on the corners and tops of each bag.

Sew on the new embellishment.

And lastly I added fun big and small pom poms!

Double Folded Bias Tape is my absolute FAVORITE thing to work with when I make Buntings and banners! It comes in endless colors and is super cheap and because it’s folded already it make sit easy to use when finishing off your project!

Lay your Bias Tape on the ground and find the middle! Start spacing out your bags and pinning them in place! When I first laid all my bags out something was missing! I grabbed some tickets from my craft room and Ii just loved the way it looked when I added them!

One last bit of stitching and it was ready to hang!

I’m hooked on paper bags and am convinced they will make many more appearance here on Blue Cricket! Have you ever worked with Paper Bags?

 

And one more thing….

Today’s my BIRTHDAY!!! Hip hip hooray!

As far as what you all can give me… how about a vote!! I was nominated for a a sweet blog award! So if you like Blue Cricket Design please head over to Circle of Moms and vote for this blog! It would make me oh so happy! You can vote once  every day till the end of the month!

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  1. 1

    This is such a fun banner, I love that you used paper bags. Great tutorial, with lots of other applications. Have a great day!

  2. 2

    Happy birthday! Love this banner! It’s so cute and colorful! I’ll keep on voting for you each day.
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

  3. 3

    What an awesome idea! It looks great! I may have to do it with glue as my sewing skills are very poor….Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ;) Alyssa

  4. 4
    Dara Lynn says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!!! Love the tut on the banner!!!!! I want to make one each for my neices:) Oh by the way …..I voted!

  5. 5

    love the banner and happy birthday!!! hope it is wonderful!

  6. 6

    Happy Birthday! Your banner is very pretty and love all the pictures that you took as you were making it!

  7. 7

    Happy Birthday! This is a great project:) My birthday is Friday…woohoo!:)
    xo,
    Sarah

  8. 8

    This is really cute!

    Happy, happy Birthday!

  9. 9

    Happy birthday! I too love the banner! I would never think to use paper bags like that but it looks so cute and different!

  10. 10

    Happy Birthday Becca!! I love the bunting. I can see that being a great project for some birthday party decor. :) Hope you have a wonderful day! xoxo

  11. 11

    Happy birthday, Becca! And what a cute project – love it!

  12. 12

    I’m loving everything about your bunting! So freaking cutE1 I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

  13. 13

    I forgot to write Happy Birthday!

  14. 14

    I just love this entire setup! The bunting is adorable, but it all works together to create a beautiful, welcoming buffet!

  15. 15

    WOW! I love it, I have been saving paper bags for a project, but I think I may have to switch gears and do something like yours! So stinkin’ cute.

    Halsey
    Spunky Junky

  16. 16

    Love this, adore the fabric selection

  17. 17

    Happy Birthday Becca! That bunting is so cute. I love all the little embellishments you added to it.

  18. 18

    Happity birthsday as my little guy used to say! Adorable project.. have a most wonderful day.. and I will pop over and vote!

    Maddie- the D.A.

  19. 19

    Happy Birthday!!!! So excited for you – I hope you have a fabulous day!
    I love the banner – the stitching on the bags is just too cute! I think I’m going to have to break out the paper bags!

  20. 20

    What a CUTE idea!!! You’re so freakin’ creative!
    and HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!!!
    Whoo hoo! Go do something fabulous and fun :) You deserve it!

    Love ya, girly!
    ~Shelley

  21. 21

    I’ve got paper bags stashed somewhere. Now I HAVE to find them. Your banner turned out so cute!!!

  22. 22

    Great bunting and ……Happy Birthday !

  23. 23

    Paper bags? Genius. Who would have ever thought, you I guess! So, so cute. I bought a silhouette and it’s still sitting in the box cause I’m a little afraid to open it. But I’ve been wanting to make an Easter Bunting, so I guess I’ll have to open it at some point. So cute!

  24. 24

    LOVE this!! So so cute! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY girl! Hope your hubby spoils you rotten!

  25. 25

    That is so stinkin’ adorable Becca! Love it and love it on those windows on your piano! And Happy Birthday!! :)

  26. 26

    LOVE THIS! So cute, I am in love with banners. this is such a cute new way to make them, thanks for another great idea!

  27. 27

    A little birdie told me it was your birthday today…. Wishing you the happiest of happy birthdays! :)
    This banner is fabulous. So creative and well made!

  28. 28

    I love everything about this, the colors, the fabric, the bias tape, the pom poms, do you get the idea yet? I love it all!!!

  29. 29

    So freakin’ adorable! I love the pom balls and the tickets. Totally unexpected, but totally made the project!

  30. 30

    This is sooooo pretty! Love it! I’ve used brown paper bags and paper towels for a neat flower decoration. :)

  31. 31

    I love this! I will definitely share on my facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dishes-and-Socks/117874784956042

  32. 32

    A very creative twist, on the usual triangle flag bunting! I love it! I was just going to make my first bunting myself, and I am looking for old windows like that!! Feel free to link this up at my Linky Party on Tuesdays! It’s creatively inspiring indeed. http://ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com/crafts/2011/04/19/t-whos-days-linky-party-3/

  33. 33

    Love this-especially the colors!

  34. 34

    This is SOOOOOOO cute…I love your embellishments! Happy belated bday!

  35. 35

    Cute, cute project. Love all of the fun colors!

  36. 36

    Such a wonderful and whimsical project! I love the colors, the textures, and the creative use of paper bags. The pompoms and tickets are such cheerful and creative embellishments!

    Jenn

  37. 37

    Super cute idea..I might just share this one.. Thank you for your post!!

  38. 38

    I love this – I love the look of banners and always think I want to do one but they seem a little daunting. This one is so cute I really think I might try it!

  39. 39

    This is SO super cute!! Making my very first bunting is on my list of spring/summer to-do’s. I’ll be bookmarking this AND featuring it on my blog’s facebook page. Thanks for the darling idea!

  40. 40

    This is such a pretty idea! Please stop by http://www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party.

  41. 41

    Oh my goodness, I just love it, I love the tickets and decorative ribbon… You got my wheels turning what can I do with paper bags!

  42. 42

    One more reason to brown bag your lunch! Love this idea and hope you had a great birthday!

  43. 43

    UGH! That is so CaaaUte! I KNEW I should have learned to sew…I SEW didnt! DANGIT!
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  44. 44

    First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Secondly, I really like this bunting. I prefer square shapes to triangles – like the usual bunting is in, so I especially like this one!

    Cheers,
    Tracy

  45. 45

    Love it!! Such a cute idea!! I came by from TT&J, hope you have a great weekend!!
    Michelle
    http://www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com
    p.s. I am having a giveaway this weekend, you should come check it out!

  46. 46
    Mustangkayla says:

    What a cute cute banner! Love how you photographed it too. That display looks neat!

  47. 47

    This is such a super cute idea! Can’t wait to try it!
    Deanna @ shadytreediary.blogspot.com

  48. 48

    This is knocking my socks off!!!! I LOVE it! I shared it on my crafty blog facebook page : )

  49. 49

    I am linking up to this tutorial on my blog. I used it as inspiration for a baby shower that I threw last week. (fyi- post won’t be up till Tuesday morning).
    Thanks for inspiring me!

  50. 50

    i never would have thought to make bunting out of paper bags… looks amazing! so much so, I had to share it on my own blog :)
    http://salttree.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-heart-bunting-banners.html

    cheers! Amber

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