I am making cookies to give out to my coworkers and neighbors and I was trying to figure out what to put them in without spending a fortune on containers. So I picked up some brown paper bags and figured something would come to me. I was thinking about using book pages to make birds to glue to the bags and one of the bajillion Pottery Barn catalogs that I got this holiday was sitting on the coffee table so I decided to recycle instead:)
I freehand cut a bird from a page in the catalog and also a wing
I made a small fold at the top of the wing so that it was 3 dimensional
I glued the bird to the bag and then the flap on the wing
This is what it looks like
Then I decided to stamp Peace under the birdie
I start with the middle letter so it is centered
Then you stamp the letters out from the center letter
Stamping all done!
Here are a few others
Fold over the bag and cut off some of the excess
I punched 2 holes at the top of the folded bag
Then strung ribbon through the holes and finish with a bow
And here is the final product:)
I did 12 or so in about 30 minutes or so sitting in front of the tv and they cost almost nothing to make!
I will probably print labels to stick to the backs to let them know what cookies are in the bag and who its from.
Tips... I plan on putting the cookies in ziplock bags before putting them in the paper bag so they don't go stale.
Also when cutting out the birds I tried to place the template over prettier pages and traced the shape and then I tried to choose a wing in a contrasting color.