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Monday, June 7, 2010

Thrifty Monday

My Trader Joe's bags were begging to be recycled...

and recycling I did...


Now, with the $7 per gift I saved between wrapping paper and card...


I can buy myself a bouquet of those gorgeous peonies they have for sale!...

Cheers to a great week!

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26 comments:

Tattered Goods said...

Not suprised at all with your talent and ideas... I love it, i have done this b4, however, I bought the brown wrap paper (duh) never again and I just thought those TJ bags were 4 cleaning up my dogs poop (hehehe) have a great week Marcela!

Sheila

Kom Achterom said...

Wat a nice idea!!
I love your painted bags!!
What a crea Bea We say in the netherlands Bea is a name
I wish you a lot of paper and verry verry much pleasure!!
I wish you a verry nice and sunny week
Yolanda

Linda said...

That looks so great! I love to reuse my Trader Joe bags! Love the cards you made!

Lori said...

how clever is that...and your packages look wonderful!!!

Donna said...

I love your packages! They are like gifts themselves! My favorite is the all brown one with the sweet layered embellishment! I just may have to borrow your idea. And it's a good excuse to go back to Trader Joe's!

A Cottage Muse said...

Nice use of the 3 R's...Recycle the bags and Reuse them as gift wrap then Reward yourself with peonies!!

Susan said...

I am so amazed at your recycling. Using the bags was an awesome idea!

June said...

Have I told you lately what a genius you are? These are lovely and you my dear...so clever. I love to see what you will come up with next!
hugs

Sue said...

You always amaze me with the way that little creative mind of yours never, ever stops! I just bought myself a big bunch of sunflowers Saturday night from Trader Joes. I LOVE that store.

Take care, Sue

NO Country Roads for 4 whole days!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Very clever, Marcela. You totally deserve those peonies!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I did this same sort of thing with paper Ikea bags. :) Used the paperbag part to make gift paper. And then I used the handle to attach to my upcycled cereal boxes turned tote bags. :) Hope you are having a great week. Tammy

dogsmom said...

Very creative.
I will adapt that for shops we have around here.

A Write Life said...

Lovely idea. Thanks so much for sharing it.

oldgreymare said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Love this idea!


Sorry I have been a tardy commenter
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Suzan

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh My Goodness! I love it! What a great idea. I have found a new use for my paper bags. Love the book page/music sheet flower!!!!

Laura said...

What beautiful packages!

I am hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

Laura @ along for the ride

One Cheap B*tch said...

Wow! The "bags" look fabulous! I always love when gals like you use items you wouldn't normally think of to use and then create something beautiful out of them!

Jeanine

Zuzu said...

Sweet idea and they look great!!!
Enjoy the peonies! :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What clever handiwork.. and fabulous money and environment saving idea... cheers! Julie

Razmataz said...

That is great idea. I have pulled apart a paper grocery bag once when I needed bworn paper to ship somethinn overseas. Love the rosette.

erin said...

love the idea!! when my kids were young, we wrapped all gifts with brown paper bags that they put their "art" on. not as pretty as yours, but adorable kids creations. visiting you from old grey mare.
erin

oldgreymare said...

Thanks again for being my first PG poster. it means the world to me...to all of us!

Z

Shellbelle said...

Wonderful! I just found out about Project Genesis and had to stop by and see everyone's ideas. Your wrapping is much more beautiful than anything found in a store and good for the environment on top of it!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I've never seen a grocery bag look so good! I had to do a double take and make sure that was really what you used!
Brilliant!
xxx
Carole

Lavender Cottage said...

The gift bags look great. I like to make my own cards and sometimes wrap a gift in a new tea towel.

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Have a good afternoon!
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