Dragonfly Gift Bag

Well, we’re in our final week of August, so this is my last inspiration piece for the Recycle challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group.  After using my Copics to color the dragonfly image from THIS set, available at Ching-Chou’s Etsy store, I added some silver dots around the edges with a gel pen.  After all my talk this month about how you can recycle almost ANYTHING, I was at a total loss as to what to do!!  That all changed one day at work, when my friend that owns the business next door came in to show me something, and before she left, left me a bag to throw out.  Well, you guessed right, that bag was way too nice to toss, and was a perfect starting point for a recycling project!!!  When I got home, I dug around, and came up with all kinds of things to decorate it with…ALL recycled!! The lace strip, I salvaged off of an old slip….who wears those anymore anyway??  The bow is something I dragged home years ago from a former job (they used to laugh at me for taking “garbage” home all the time)….it came off of a tag that we had to remove from some undergarments that we received….so I have about a bazillion little white bows.  As I never buy buttons anymore, any loose button is, of course, recycled from something!!!  When I was putting all of this together, I noticed that the dragonfly image was printed on the back of an “oops” printing….so I guess the paper is recycled as well!!!   Even the tissue that I used for the photo is recycled from another gift!  After being stumped, I’m quite thrilled with my completely recycled project!!!

I’d love to enter the following with this project:

PaperBabe Stamps Challenge – #80 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #88 ATG

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #74 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of August 21st

Tuesday Throwdown – #406 Up In the Air


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely gift bag made out of recycled items with us at Through The Craft Room Door; so creative putting all of those old items to use

  2. Hi Susan, a beautiful recycled gift bag, love the pretty lace with the dark background with your dragonflies. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

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