How To Make A Gift Bag From Envelopes

RecycleNowCampaign demonstrates how to make a gift bag from envelopes.  This is a very quick upcycling project and a handy reuse for your old envelopes.

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Stamping is really a great way of personalising the gift bags.  The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your upcycled gift bags are shown below.

  • Old envelope
  • Stamping ink
  • Sticky tape or glue
  • Rubber stamps (to decorate)
  • Pinking shears (optional)
Did You Know?

Direct mail and promotions material accounts for around 550,000 tonnes of paper: 4.4% of the UK’s annual consumption of paper and board.  For each tonne of junk mail produced 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water and 390 gallons of oil are used.

Junk Mail constitutes around 3 to 4% of the household waste stream or 36kg to 48kg per household per year.

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Click here to find out how to make gift boxes from old greeting cards.

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