diy | metallic sack

Thursday, March 22, 2012


When Bri posted about this metallic bag she brought back from Paris, I knew I had to recreate it.  


Using two basic supplies most of you have laying around the house - spray paint and a paper bag - you can recreate this funky storage option!  Simply crinkle your bag (or leave it untouched for a more structured look).  Then go crazy with the spray paint, covering the bottom 3/4 of the bag (I had lots of extra gold paint, but other colors would be awesome, especially white for spring).  Let it dry (this takes only a few minutes - the bag absorbs it very well).  Then carefully (it tears easily) fold/roll over the top edge to your desired height.  Fill with whatever your heart desires - scarves (like Bri), office supplies, flowers, paintbrushes, etc.  Or you can display them upside down, because they're just that awesome!


I think they'd make awesome picnic sacks, party favor bags, or gift bags.  I want to paint 100s of different colors.  What would you use these bags for?

till tomorrow,
Rebecca

30 comment(s) - I love hearing from you!:

  1. Loved Bri's metallic bag as well.
    These would make great party favor bags!
    Ronnie xo

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  2. WOW!! So simple yet gorgeous - I actually like your gold version better (but don't tell Bri...heheh!)

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  3. If grocery sacks came like this I would be super happy.

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  4. You think of the coolest things, Rebecca!

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  5. This is a perfect idea!I am going for grocery shopping with this bag!

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  6. LOVE this! Simple, functional, beautiful. I have to make one!

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  7. I love this rustic take on a vase. I've become a huge fan of gold lately instead of silver (is this a sign of my age?).

    xoxo,
    mon amy

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  8. gifts bags! that would be so cute! or cheap covers for flowers as table centerpieces like you had in the top photo. great idea! i never would have thought to do this on my own by looking at that picture of bri's bag.

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  9. this is so cool rebecca... :))
    i could imagine it in silver as well... maybe i will try it.. i wished i had more time :(
    hugs, svenja

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  10. Anything with gold, and you have me hooked! love this!

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  11. I love the crinkle look with the metallic gold spray paint! What a fun storage option.

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  13. Wow! What a lovely idea. :) cute blog!!! Xo

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  14. Going to try this! Thanks for sharing such a cool idea. :)

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  15. I think these would be amazing for an herb garden. Cutting off the bottom of the bag and setting the pot inside the bag. Especially for a front porch display. I'm totally doing this after we move to our new place this week! Thanks for the idea, Bec!

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    1. Page, that sounds like a great idea - take pics after you do it!!!! :)

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  16. Wow this is so simple but really the perfect pop of gold. Way to reuse materials Rebecca!

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  17. Oh, what fun this is! How cute would this be as a cute little plant holder cover? Now to get my hands on some paper bags...
    xo.

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  18. Breathless! It's so simple and so beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. LOVE THIS IDEA! Might try some modpode on top to help hold it's shape!

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  21. BRILLIANT!! :D :D :D

    Dom.
    Craftedblog.com

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