Have lots of magazines (or newspapers) laying around.. and not sure what to do with them? Make a weaved gift bag! This was a fairly easy project that cost me zero dollars, but a few hours in time.
-10-15 Magazine pages
-Cutting board/rotary knife/scissors
-Ribbon for handles
-Modge Podge (optional)
Step 1: Cutting!
Rip out pages from your magazine (I used about 15 pages) Sticking to a colour theme is a cool idea but not necessary. Cut the pages into strips, the width depends on how big you want the weave to be. I cut mine to 1.5" and the weave was fairly small. I suggest 2-2.5" if you don't want to spend twice as much time on this! (aka laziness! =] )
Cutting the strips is MUCH easier with a cutting board or a rotary knife. But if you're skilled with a regular knife, that will work too.