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Paper Bag Crafts – 20 Favorite Ideas


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here are 20 of the coolest Paper Bag Crafts you can make with your children! (Who knew there were so many fun things you can create with a brown paper bag?)

20 of the coolest Paper Bag Crafts like this brown paper bag door wreath

Brown Paper Bag Crafts

As a former preschool teacher, I’ve done my fair share of paper bag crafts over the years! Puppets, gift bags, paper bag scrapbooks – you name it, I’ve done it!

Today I want to share some of my very favorite paper bag ideas. There are home decor ideas, party favors, crafts for kids and more! Take a look –

20 Paper Bag Crafts

two brown paper bag craft Ideas

  1. How to make a paper bag notebook, from The House Lars Built. A genius notebook idea from a brown paper bag that will take you 5 minutes.
  2. Imagine how excited your guests would be if they were sent home with one of these Paper Bag Party Favors filled with a little treat! From The Party Studio.two planter decor crafts made with brown paper bags
  3. Follow this tutorial to learn how to make super simple paper bag planters.
  4. Paper Bag Ribbon from Roben Marie. (I seriously LOVE this idea!!!)two colorful and Fun Paper Bag Craft kites
  5. Kick your party up a notch on the “fun meter” with these simple Paper Bag Party Favors.
  6. The kids will have so much fun decorating and making their very own Paper Bag Kites.Simple dog puppets and play city buildings made with these Paper Bag Crafts
  7. Paper Bag Animal Puppets, from 86 Lemons. A perfect craft for kids of all ages!
  8. Here is a simple way to create a pretend city for your child to act out their imaginative stories. From Kids Activities Blog.Easy floral basket and dinner table cutlery Paper Bag Crafts
  9. May Day Hanging Flower Basket, from Dukes and Duchesses.
  10. Paper Bag Cutlery Holder, from Mom 4 real. These are perfect for a picnic and so easy to whip up! They serve two purposes; utensil holders, and since they are paper bags you can put your trash inside when you’re all done!

    More Easy Paper Bag Craft Ideas

    Paper Bag envelope and mermaid puppet Crafts

  11. Paper Bag Treat Envelopes, from Michelle Wooderson. A fun surprise to stick in your child’s backpack. 🙂
  12. Paper Bag Mermaid Puppet, from I Heart Craft Things. (We also love her Pirate Puppet too!)Paper Bag Scrapbook crafts and gift wrapping ideas
  13. Paper Bag Scrapbook, from Graphic 45. I love all the embellishments on this one! SO FUN!
  14. Ideas on using paper bags for wrapping gifts from Mr. Katea Yoda Paper Bag Craft and a brown paper bag floral headband for kids
  15. Yoda Paper Bag Puppet, from A Grand Life. (Check out the Chewy Puppet too! So cute!)
  16. If you have a little girl who loves enchantment and crafting like the fairies,  she’ll love making this sweet and simple paper bag tiara. From happy Hooligans.Paper Bag lantern Crafts to try
  17. Paper lanterns from paper bags from Landee see Landee Do. The perfect festive touch with very little effort.
  18. Hanging Paper Bag Lanterns, from Design Sponge. An inexpensive way of creating our own indoor and outdoor lighting.brown bag door wreath and wedding party favor Paper Bag Crafts
  19. Paper Bag Wreath, from Boxwood Clippings. This is probably my favorite project on the list! I seriously LOVE how simple it is!
  20. Paper Bag Wedding Favors, from Style Me Pretty. Make sure their goodbye is just as memorable as the big event with a sweet thank you.


15 Paper Bag Craft ideas

Such a fun list of things you can make with a brown paper bag – right?

I love projects I can make with items I have lying around the house!

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