Paper Bag Makeover

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Transform paper bag into a book stand.

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Paper Bag Makeover

  1. 1. By GreenBeing Nancy http://greenbeingnancy.blogspot.com/ Paper Bag Transformation
  2. 2. Materials To Salvaged <ul><li>Paper Bags </li></ul><ul><li>Cardboards </li></ul>
  3. 3. From these….
  4. 4. … to this. <ul><li>My new book stand. </li></ul><ul><li>I have selected this </li></ul><ul><li>paper bag because I </li></ul><ul><li>love the lotus </li></ul><ul><li>design on it. </li></ul><ul><li>The book stand </li></ul><ul><li>height is determined </li></ul><ul><li>by the picture on the </li></ul><ul><li>paper bag, to ensure </li></ul><ul><li>that it will not be </li></ul><ul><li>cropped off. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Method <ul><li>Keep the bag flat on the table. </li></ul><ul><li>Then cut the handle off with a pair of scissors </li></ul><ul><li>No measurement is required. Just cut it along the edge where the cardboard that form the top at both sides end. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Measure size for cardboard <ul><li>Place the cut paper bag on top of cardboard to measure height for cardboard. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Check cardboard size <ul><li>Cut cardboard to size required. </li></ul><ul><li>Place it inside the paper bag to ensure that it fits in nicely. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut another piece to the same size. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert both into sides of paper bag to confirm that they fit. </li></ul><ul><li>Do same for narrow sides of bag. </li></ul>
  8. 8. To form flap for neater finish. <ul><li>If a neater finish is preferred, cut the cardboard so that it is about 6cm shorter than the paper bag. </li></ul>
  9. 9. To prepare flap. <ul><li>Cut the paper bag at the top till it reaches the edge of cardboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Do the same for all 4 corners. </li></ul>
  10. 10. To fold flap. <ul><li>Fold flap in half. </li></ul><ul><li>Fold it again, this time over the cardboard. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Trim to fit. <ul><li>Trip the sides of flap if it does not sit in snugly into the box. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Seal flap to cardboard. <ul><li>Use double sided tape and stick it to the flap as show here. </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the paper backing of tape and press over cardboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Do the same for all flaps. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s it. Your book stand is ready for action. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Can you use soft brown paper bag?
  14. 14. Yes, you can. <ul><li>Take the cut out top and… </li></ul><ul><li>… open it up. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Reinforce the sides <ul><li>Follow the same procedures for the 1 st book stand. </li></ul><ul><li>Then place the cut out top over the top of the bag as shown here. </li></ul><ul><li>You can staple the handle to top or punch holes to push the cords through. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Dual usage. <ul><li>I can place it on the book shelf or… </li></ul><ul><li>… use it as a carrier. </li></ul>
  17. 17. So, before you throw… <ul><li>Discover new uses. </li></ul><ul><li>With GreenBeing Nancy </li></ul>

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