I really don't like to throw anything away, I recycle some but for things that can't be recycled I try to come up with something to make from it.

I love these gift bags, they are fast to make and have no waste. Try one out when you need a gift bag in a hurry and can't get to the store in time.

This bag saves energy in at least two ways. It saves you not having to drive to the store for a gift bag and it saves energy because then there is at least one less bag being made that would have been bought. If this catches on an many people reuse their chip bags for gift bags, that is saving a lot of energy.

Step 1: The tools and supplies you'll need

Picture of The tools and supplies you'll need
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hole punch
clear packing tape

chip bag
plastic grocery bag(s)

susanrm3 years ago
I like this. The only trouble is I never eat chips. :-) Good going!
craftyv4 years ago
Great idea, ticks all the boxes. Although I commend your effort to use other plastic for the handles, may I recommend that you save any ribbon, cords, fabric, etc. to use especially for a female gift as It would really set if off. Not everyone appreciates the re-cycling thing.
wisk7784 years ago
Cool beans! My stepdad and grow son are big DIY guys, and they will have fun figuring out the bag after they enjoy the gift.
For a lady it would look nice with the handle bows on the outside too.
cmbrughnews5 years ago
OMG!  I love this idea and you for thinking of it. 
I, too, hate to throw into the garbage anything, and try to find ways to reuse anything that cannot be fed to the chickens, recycled, composted, etc.
I am definitely going to start making these!! 
Browncoat6 years ago
I admit to not being dedicated enough to do this, but what a great idea!!!
INFUSEDgoods (author)  Browncoat6 years ago
Thanks, just so you know it only takes about 5 minutes to make one, so if you get desperate for a gift bag you know what to do.