Friday, September 4, 2009

A Sweet Gift Bag Idea

Between canning and holiday baking, I think most everyone goes through a lot of sugar during the fall and winter months.

I like to use my sugar bags instead of throwing them away. Call it recycling or upcycling or whatever you like, but I just think they're cute :)

Let me just show you how simple this project is:

First, fold the sugar bag like a brown paper sack.

Next, cut a bit off the top.

Cut each corner about an inch.

Fold the top down two rolls.
At this point it's easy to dump the last sprinkles of sugar out.

Add a bit of paper shred into the bottom.

I chose to fill my sugar bag with a jar of peach freezer jam and a packet of freezer jam pectin, but this gift bag would be great to give away any of your freshly bottled goods to neighbors, visiting teaching sisters, friends, etc :)

To finish, punch holes in the front and back part of the bag and tie closed with string, twine or ribbon.


Heather said...

what a cute idea!

Country Cookin' Mama said...

That is a very cute idea! I just wish I could get sugar bags that are as cute as yours!

Persephone2182 said...

I love it! Very cute! :) Our sugar bags in our local stores aren't as cute tho... :(

Ang said...

I love the idea of reusing the sugar bags. That is so cute!!

Sonya said...

What a great idea!!!

Ann said...

Cute. Though like some of the others, the sugar bags I get aren't very gifty looking. And at the price sugar is getting around here, I personally would love someone to just give me a bag or 5 of sugar.

Anonymous said...

That's really cute! :)

Anonymous said...

Very cool idea.

Cindi said...

What an ADORABLE idea! I wish I hadn't just thrown out a bag! I'm saving them from now on!! I'm keeping my eye open for cute sugar bags! Thanks for sharing this creative idea!

Cindi said... now I'm on a quest to find cute sugar bags! I looked around today...didn't find anything as cute as yours. Like you, I live in Utah. Do you mind sharing where you purchased that sugar?

Valerie said...

That is really cute!