How to Make a Valentine Paper Bag Book

Are you feeling the Valentine spirit yet? I see this sweet day that comes but once a year as all in good fun. Like a true girly-girl, for me it is as good a reason as any to dress up, love on the dear ones in my life, and some years, even dig into some V-Day crafting. But whether you think cupid is stupid or Valentines Day just feels hard this year, (I understand!), I hope you may find some crafty inspiration here for a project you can easily do with items you already have around the house.
*Spoiler alert: you can make a paper bag book any time of the year, this one just happens to be valentines themed*

Making a paper bag book is a whole lot like making a smashbook. If that means absolutely nothing to you, check out THIS. Just like smash-booking, creating a paper bag book is basically a free for all of anything goes fun for all ages. There are no rules, no judgements – just you exercising your artistic license. Feel free to color outside the lines! Welcome to your happy place 😉

On that note, I am merely going to point you in the right direction to get started as this super-simple project is of the short and sweet variety.

Step one:
Gather your supplies. For us, this consisted of: paper bags,  a tape runner, stapler, washi tape, scissors, glitter, stickers, stamps, inkpads, construction paper and cardstock, white paper doilies, flowers, a stencil, and a paper cutter.

Step two:
Fold and staple several paper bags together so that the edges line up and it forms into a “book.”

Step three: Create!
Remember, anything goes!! 🙂

Doll it up // Dress it down // Liven it up // Loosen it up //

Whatever you do, just have fun making the most of what you have. I hope you create sweet memories while documenting still yet more memories! And I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, no matter how you spend it! All my love to each & every one of you! XOXO

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21 Comments

  1. I love this! Thanks for sharing. I’ve pinned it and tweeted it!

    Posted 2.13.14 Reply
  2. I love this Sybil! My son loves creating art and this would be a great idea for that as well! Pinning! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 2.13.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Awe hope you have fun with it and have a great V-Day together! And yes, it is so transferable for anything you’re looking to do with it! Thanks so very much Jesenia!

      Posted 2.13.14 Reply
  3. Ro wrote:

    Such a cool idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 2.13.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Thanks so much for visiting Ro!! : )

      Posted 2.14.14 Reply
  4. Lucy T wrote:

    Super fun!!! I like simple projects! Visiting for the SITS comment thread. Have a great one.

    Posted 2.13.14 Reply
  5. Such a sweet idea!
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Blessings
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

    Posted 2.15.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Thanks Mel! I sure appreciate what a faithful commenter you are!

      Posted 2.15.14 Reply
  6. I love this! Such an adorable idea. My little girl is all into making her own books right now so we will have to give this a try! #SITSBlogging.

    Posted 2.15.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Awesome, have fun! Thanks so much for visiting, Stephanie!

      Posted 2.15.14 Reply
  7. Jolanthe wrote:

    Such a cute book! Great idea! Thank you for sharing.

    Posted 2.21.14 Reply
  8. Hello! I’d love for you to join my Valentines Day themed link up party! http://moderncolorstwo.blogspot.com/2015/01/20-unique-and-affordable-valentines-day.html

    Posted 1.25.15 Reply
  9. I LOVE easy, simple crafts. This is something I can totally get on board with 😉 And it’s super cute. Even my 3 year old will enjoy this one!

    Posted 1.25.15 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

      Posted 2.10.15 Reply
  10. Nakisha wrote:

    Oh my goodness this is so cute. Sharing on facebook.

    Posted 2.10.15 Reply