December 6, 2012

All of my ornaments from the ornament exchange were sent out on Tuesday.  To save a little cash I decided to upcycle some Trader Joe’s paper bags that I had lying around.  I thought I would share the idea with you in case anyone else gets overwhelmed by the cost of shipping so many gifts at the holidays.

Here are a few pics of the process:

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  • Reply sallie oleta barbee December 6, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    These are brilliant!

  • Reply Suzanne December 6, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Cute! I love how you’re using something you already have on hand and yet it looks so much more special than any packaging you could buy in a store.

  • Reply Paunnet December 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Great idea!

  • Reply homemade by jill December 6, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    That’s so smart. I was just at the post office today buying expensive envelopes … rats. And your ornaments were amazing! I love them.

  • Reply gingermakes December 6, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    This is such a great idea! I always cringe when I buy padded envelopes, so I save used ones whenever I receive one. But this is perfect!

  • Reply Sue December 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Love this!

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