16 December 2009

Bag of Tricks

This week on blah to Tada!, we're giving new life to paper bags -- plain, printed, old, new, big or small!

I love Whole Foods because they really encourage shoppers to carry reusable bags. If you happen to forget to bring your own, they have bags (made from recycled water bottles) for sale for $0.99. But if you don't wish to pay, they have these paper bags. This holiday version is particularly cute!

Too cute that I wanted see how many Tadas!
I could get out of one bag.


Tada! No. 1: A little gift bag for jewelry, make-up or
even a small device like an MP3 player!


Tada! No. 2: Festive gift tags.

Won't it look adorable on a present wrapped with
recycled things like packaging paper & old ribbon?


Tada! No. 3: Mini cards with matching envelopes.

Tada! No. 4: A decorative envelope that can hold a gift card!

Tada! No. 5: Gift bag decorations.

Even Martha Stewart will agree that this is a "good thing".

Add this to a fabric gift bag to encourage the recipient
to use the bag again.


Suggest ways to reuse it by writing on the tag: "Reuse this bag for your jewelry" or "Reuse this bag for your school lunch".

Tada! No. 6: Turn it into a cone for food gifts.

Add goodies like popcorn, truffles, peppermints
& small cookies!

29 comments:

  1. Claire! How did you think of that many things for one bag? The gift tags and holder for my popcorn are my favourites :)

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  2. Waow! I really like this post! You are so inventive. Lovely :)

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  3. Good morning Adriana! Glad you like these goodies -- I really had to stretch my imagination :)

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  4. Thank you Jeanette! So happy you enjoyed these ideas!

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  5. Simply amazing Claire, can't believe everything you did with that bag!!! love the little pop-corn bag, too cute :)

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  6. Claire, This post is amazing!!! I LOVE IT!!! I hope you don't mind, but I'm totally sharing your post on my blog when I get a moment to work on it.

    Love, Susan

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  7. Claire you are just too clever! I love every one of your bag ideas!

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  8. Goodness so many fun and clever ideas. You are mega creative Claire! All these ideas are really great!

    Fiona

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  9. Hello there Nuit, Susan, Ashlee, SarahMartina and Kara! I'm giddy all over from your comments :) Thanks so much! Please try this at home -- you'll be very proud of yourselves!

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  10. Wow! Who knew so much good could come from one bag!? Way to reuse, Claire! :) I think my favorites are the little tags on twine and the mini gift card holder!

    PS Please stop by my blog and leave a comment on the latest post - I'm donating a can to charity for every comment left!

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  11. that is fantastic! Way to reuse! I'll never look at a paper bag the same way again!

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  12. Thanks you for stopping by today Christina and Good Girls Studio! Your comments inspire even more!

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  13. You were SO creative with that paper bag! No one would ever know what it used to be either.
    Love the idea :)

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  14. Oh hi Fallon! Thank you for your sweet note :)

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  15. Love, Love, LOVE this weeks theme!!! Amazing job! They all look great so far!

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  16. Adorable and I love your materials!

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  17. Seriously Claire; you're a genius! Is there ever a day where you get stuck and can't think of anything? I want inside of your brain!!!! I'm off to rip up all of my paper bags :P

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  18. I am new to your blog and HOLY HOLY! You got some talent girl! (And by "some" I mean a whole lot of AWESOME!) Great ideas!

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  19. Hello Cindi! Thanks for saying hello :)

    Thank you Roxanne! I must admit, there are days when I get "crafter's block" :) I know your paper bags are ready for their make-over!

    Welcome to my blog Bink & Boo! Thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet note (blush). Please come by again soon!

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  20. You got all of those out of ONE BAG? Awesome! I want to make something out of mine now. I have one from when I forgot a reusable bag.

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  21. Thanks so much for stopping by AwesomeVegan! Can't wait to see what things you're able to create from this bag!

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  22. This is way too clever. So many things out of one little bag. I love it!

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  23. So happy you like the ideas Melissa! Thanks :)

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  24. I cannot believe the mileage you got out of that one bag! You go girl!

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