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Recycled Christmas Gift Bag Ideas

Posted on December 12, 2008

What better way to have a green Christmas than to handcraft your own Christmas gift bags from recycled materials. Maybe you need a small bag for a gift card. Well check out this cute little gift bag crocheted from recycled plastic bags.
Crafting with recycled plastic bags is also known as plarn. If you need to know how to make plarn, check out this picture tutorial. You can crochet this gift bag using plarn with this free pattern .

Maybe you need a larger gift bag. If so, here is a Christmas tote bag crocheted from recycled plastic grocery bags. This roomy tote bag would make a wonderful gift bag for a book or other flat items. Here is the link to the free crochet pattern for this tote bag.

Please consider this eco-friendly way to gift wrap your presents this year. Recycling plastic bags, upcycling them into reusable bags, and not using traditional gift wrap does truly make it a greener Christmas for everyone.

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10 Responses to “Recycled Christmas Gift Bag Ideas”

  1. EcoInsomniac
    Dec 12, 2008

    I love it! Cindy you’re so creative with your recycled bags. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Keep it up!


  2. I posted on this exact topic today! What’s that saying about great minds? :D

    I did a gift box with wrapping “paper” and bow. I was inspired by your site and all the great plarn patterns you have.


  3. harleyblues
    Dec 12, 2008

    that is brilliant and crafty!!


  4. ImaNicePerson
    Dec 14, 2008

    What a fantastic idea. You are so creative.


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  6. Paris Vega
    Dec 27, 2008

    Ha! Earlier today I was thinking about a way to productively make use of the pile of bags growing in our pantry. Thanks for the idea.


  7. Lynne
    Dec 30, 2008

    Wow! Do your creative juices ever run dry? PTL for creativity.

    Lynne’s last blog post....and a partridge in a pear tree


  8. Pam
    Dec 31, 2008

    Very cute bags! I didn’t want to be wasteful this year with wrapping paper or gift bags, so I picked up sonme really cute durable reusable bags at my local grocery that were cute and festive with snowflakes on them. As cute as the gift bags are but durable and reusuable AND they were cheaper! If anyone is interested in recycled leather bags, I have them for sale on my site http://www.philanthrofashion.com.


  9. Ara
    Dec 06, 2009

    Ever since I learned about reusable items or recyclable stuffs, I realized that its not bad to have that kind of stuff. In fact, all the things that I’ve seen over the internet are very astounding, unique and useful. And if we use to be more practical now we can save up this holiday. Especially when preparing to buy our gifts for our love ones. We should go for stuffs that are earth friendly, reusable and of course useful. Last month I found a site that offers happy tiffin stainless steel tiffin containers. This product has different design, style and size that you can choose from. I’m sure the receiver of this cool container will be in bliss.


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Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. I love to learn and share information about crocheted and other items crafted from recycled materials. This is a green, eco-friendly website that is dedicated to recycling and crafting.
This blog and my life have taken on a new journey when on March 10, 2008, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have added a special area on my blog in which I chronicle my journey into the pink.
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