November 12, 2012

How to: Make art from a paper flour bag



We went shopping recently, and one of the things we picked up was wheat flour.  I love it for making bread (and health-ifying cookies?).  As I was standing in the aisle looking at the 6 different brands of wheat flour to buy, I couldn't help but wonder how it is that we Americans have so much...so much stuff...so many options...so many tiny variations of one basic thing flour.  It can be overwhelming.  (ok, my culture shock moment is over)  Between all of the choices, I grabbed a bag that was the cheapest which is usually the decision clincher.  I'd used this brand of flour before (Golds Whole Wheat), and I like the taste, but they must have recently redone the packaging.  I am a sucker for pretty packaging.  So much so that I decided to frame the bag.  Yep, I framed the flour bag, and it is hanging in our house.

So here is your DIY:

Step 1: Empty your flour bag or any bag with beautiful packaging(either by using all the tasty insides or transferring it to a glass container (to save it from mice).

Step 2:  Cut off the cool packaging.  (I cut my in a circle/octagon because the pattern called for it, and a square just wouldn't do.  Not to mention that I didn't want the boxtop logo on my little project)

Step 3:  Glue the packing to a piece of white paper, and snip, snap you are done with the hard part.

Step 4:  I used some straight pins that I snipped a bit shorter and tapped them into a piece of wood to mount in.  You could easily put it in a frame too.  Now simply add it to a display.



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