Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paper Bag Banner


I used to craft cute stuff for my classroom during the summer and then spend a week (or 2) before school started organizing my classroom. I always taught the little kids and they just need so many tangible learning tools. Of course I HAD to make them all cute! LOL I miss that part a little.

I had an idea for a cute little banner for school. It is a brown paper bag banner. I cut a notch from the bottom of the bag to make a dovetail banner shape. Then I took a page from a top bound spiral notebook. I cleaned the edges because I hate the little hanging tabs then turned it upside down.

The next layer is just yellow cardstock that I edged with a scalloped Fiskars punch.
The patterned paper is something I got AGES ago for a classroom project. I figured it was time to use it up. LOL

I used some letters and school cut files to embellish.

Finally, I topped each bag with a paper doily and added a cute little paper bow.
I thought this would be really cute for one of my teacher friends to hang in her classroom.

12 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

How adorable!!! What a cute and clever idea -- using paper bags!!! How would have thought...! That's why I love crafters/crafting, our minds always thing out of the box!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a darling banner!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is just ADORABLE!!!!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is fabulous, Jani!! I love the design! The doily and bow are so awesome :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Rhonda Emery said...

this is the cutest idea great job

Anonymous said...

Love it, Jani. Very cute and adorable. Lucky friend to get your banner. Thanks for sharing.

Steffie

Karen H said...

This is such a fantastic project! The design is adorable and every detail is perfect. Marvelous work! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Sally said...

Cute cute cute :) such a lovely banner great use of schooly embellishments :)

About Me said...

Great banner! I love the embellishments! Great idea, Jani! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog also. Your sweet!

Scott Thomas said...

so cute :)

Davi said...

Fabulous job on the bag pennants Jani Love all the decorations :)

Jean said...

Love this. I would have never thought of using bags for a banner, but they turned out so great.