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. 

Materials needed:
-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.

Very cool. If you're making this to give a bottle of wine, I'd use pages from a Wine Connoisseur magazine, or perhaps just Gourmet. Terrific idea, and I ought to start making them now, to make sure I'm not going crazy at holiday time. Thank you for sharing the instructions with us.
Beautiful, and would go great with my <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Cost-Magazine-Gift-Wrap-Origami-Box-Bow/" rel="nofollow">magazine gift wrap</a>! I may combine the ideas myself.
Congrats on the home page feature! I see both you and I are sitting near each other on the home page. - Mine is the &quot;<a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Finnish-Paper-Star/" rel="nofollow">Finnish Paper Star</a>&quot;&nbsp;<br> <br> Great Job! :)
This is something I really want to make. Thanks for sharing.<br>Have a splendorous day! Sunshiine
Cool! Hope you have fun with it!<br><br>-From one sunshine to another =)
Thanks sunshinelover! Yes, I will be making a lot of these. Such a clever packaging idea. Have a super day! Sunshiine
That looks great and so sturdy! I have more magazines than I can count. I know what I'm doing with them now.
Yay for recycling !
Very nice. This is similar to a design I have made many times.<br><br>I'm still new to ibles, and haven't had time to publish mine, but when I do I'll share the link with you if you want to see it. I think you might like it.<br><br>Thanks for sharing!
Looking forward to seeing it!

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