Thursday, November 29, 2012
Find Me a Brown Paper Bag, Please
Do you know what is the one thing I have trouble finding here? A simple, brown, uncomplicated paper bag. I have searched all possible stationery shops and hobby sections of DIY stores. Nothing. Not even a white paper bag. This is made worse by the festive season with all the gaudy prints of all things glittery. And you know what, they cost an arm and leg each.
Frustrated by the lack of options here, I grabbed my roll of brown paper, some glue, and ribbon yarn. With these simple paper-bag-making supplies, I made us 11 paper bags, and although they each differ slightly from the other, one can fit my largest handmade bag.
It took a grand total of 2 hours to make these paper bags. The biggest bonus is, I get to put my signature on them. Both sides.
Why do I need a paper bag? I have high hopes of making a sale in an upcoming Christmas market. Am I being too optimistic? I think I am.
Now, should I charge a customer for a paper bag, like the supermarkets here do? :D