Okay, so I’ve
been gone for a little more than a week, but now, I'm back…
With another Project 16 accomplishment.
I managed to do
a simple little scrapbook-ish card for my dad for
I made the card
out of a brown paper bag.
Yep, just a
regular brown paper bag.
happy with how it turned out.
Here’s a pic:
Honestly, I didn’t
expect it to look so cute.
Let me show you
what I did.
Here’s what you
~ A regular
brown paper bag
~ A white pen (preferably
an ink pen)
~ Pieces of different
brightly colored paper (I used thirteen colors)
~ Pencil &
~ Glue (the
stick one works best cos it’s not too wet)
And I think
Here’s how to
1.A paper bag has four sides (duh), cut
the back side so that it only attached to the rest of the bag by the bottom of
the bag. (When you spread it out, it should look like a long strip of paper
with the sides of the bag only attached to the front of the bag. I'm sorry if
it’s hard to understand ><)
2.Measure where you want your words to
be. Draw out your letters on the front of the bag and cut it out with the
penknife. (I didn’t have a stencil so I had to do this by hand. If you have a
stencil that’s the right size, then good on you. Use it and be happy.)
3.*this is an additional step* For some
variance, I decided to write out “father’s” instead of doing the same thing. So
if you’re thinking of doing the same thing, now’s a good time to do it.
4.Arrange the colored paper in the
pattern you so desire. Position them behind the words and adjust them. Once you’re
happy, glue the paper bits together and then glue the entire thing to the back
of the front of the bag.
5.Trim off any edges that stick out to
much. Glue the sides of the bag together to hide the paper things.
Mine looks like
that when you peek between the sides and the front of the paper bag:
And that’s all
for the front of the card.
For the card
itself, as in the place where you write, just write on the inside of the back flap and fold it in half when you're done.
As I said
before, I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.