Make: Crafty Grocery Bags

by Cat on February 3, 2011

I’m a firm believer in gifts. It’s not the expense by any means, but
it is for sure the thought that counts. I want my kids to learn this
lesson and each year around this time, I’ve had a good time trying to
figure out what my kids can do for our large family that is
something they can make with their own hands that the
grandparents/aunts/uncles and cousins will really enjoy. (We’ve scribbled on potholders, candles, and vases in the past)… I usually try to make it something with some form of usable value… But i also try to make it something the kids are really doing on their own.
This year’s gifts (I’m glad here that I don’t come from a family of  blog readers!) will be re-usable grocery bags… We all need more of those, right? I bought a few through Oriental Trading and also some through Store Supply that my kids have been having a great time taking the Crayola fabric markers to. Their ideas are great and the bags are turning out fabulous. As i said, we have a large family, so I’ve started them on this project in early October, giving us plenty of time for taking as we slowly crack away at our huge list of
recipients. The end cost is about $2 per bag and making 20 of them isn’t such a bad way to spend crafty time together either.
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tori February 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

i love this idea, liberty! and i love seeing mimi’s NYC bag – for her grandparents no doubt…based on their special trip together. they will surely melt…


libby February 4, 2011 at 9:44 am

haha… thanks Tori – actually, that’s Zane’s bag – he was jealous about her trip to NYC and I think campaigning a little early for his trip!


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