Brown Paper Bags, Not Just for Lunches Anymore!

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While I love the look of the brown paper bag floors and counter tops I have seen recently, it isn't exactly my style on that kind of scale. This project is perfect for the same look, on a much smaller scale!
These three things are seriously all it takes! These are the basics for the project. You need something to cover (I used this plain boring glass vase), Mod Podge, and Brown paper sacks!
First you'll need to tear your bags into smaller pieces. Crumple them up a bit for some texture. Spread your Mod Podge on the paper, and stick it to your vase (or other object to cover!). That's it. So easy!
Keep going until your object is completely covered! Let it dry and seal it with a top coat of Mod Podge!
I wanted to add a little bit of a darker color to mine. After everything was mostly dry I rubbed some gel stain (in Mahogany) onto the paper bags.
I love how the stain brought out the texture of the crumpled bags a little better! It reminds me of leather.
To see the full tutorial visit my blog with the link below!

Kelli @CraftShackChronicles
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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  • Connie Spurlock Connie Spurlock on Dec 30, 2015
    advertisement was you did this to the bottom part of your bathroom wall, ???? vase???

  • Marina Bottazzi Marina Bottazzi on Dec 31, 2015
    Excuse my ignorance but the pasta What it is? cream to polish your shoes? (translated from Italian):Scusa la mia innioranza ma la pasta di quale materiale è ? crema per lucidare le scarpe?


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  • Sharon Seiber Sharon Seiber on Jan 04, 2016
    I made my leather look on my statue using Elmers glue, Kleenix and ceramic paint. Put the ceramic paint in a little bowl, then used tweezers to dip the torn kleenix in and put it on the statue. Came out great!

  • Necee Marie Necee Marie on Jul 27, 2018