by Grace Bonney FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST how fun is this diy wrapping tutorial (using old plastic bags from target!) from creature comforts? i need to go find something to wrap. click here for the full instructions. dessert girl says: November 26, 2008 at 10:05 am So cute! I usually wrap my gifts in newspaper because I think wrapping paper is a waste, but this is a good alternative! Reply Jessica says: November 26, 2008 at 10:49 am this is genius. Reply marquel says: November 26, 2008 at 11:41 am what a great idea! i’m overloaded with leftover bags from target. this is way cuter than using then as a liner for my bathroom garbage can! Reply Ez says: November 26, 2008 at 11:59 am How delightful! Thank you so much for sharing my pom pom tutorial here! Happy eco-handmade holidays! xox Ez Reply sarah says: November 26, 2008 at 12:26 pm great idea. this is so cute ez! Reply Aaron says: November 26, 2008 at 12:34 pm LOVE the finished product, but EEEEK are those dressmakers’ shears?? Fabric only! Reply Chels says: November 26, 2008 at 12:53 pm I got the end rolls from a popular newspaper company, so with this plastic bag pom pom they will go smashing together. Brilliant! Reply sarahelizabeth says: November 26, 2008 at 1:14 pm sweetness! Reply Lisa says: November 26, 2008 at 3:45 pm It’s very cute and clever. What it is not, and shouldn’t be called, is “eco”. It’s plastic. It will eventually go into the landfill, where it will stay cute for millenia. Reply Carissa says: November 26, 2008 at 3:46 pm That’s really cute, but would people still remember to recycle the bag after pulling of the poof? Maybe they would save and regift it, that I can imagine. Or use it to wrap a gift of a tote bag for shopping! :) Reply Jennifer says: November 26, 2008 at 4:04 pm Hi Denise, I’m a huge fan of your work, especially your letterpressed “buckles” and all the wonderful things you do with glitter. Thanks for sharing so many of your ideas with us! Reply Kristan says: November 26, 2008 at 5:24 pm Oh wow! Really cute and clever idea. Although I suppose eventually it ends up in the trash again? Unless your recipient reuses! Reply Rebekah Armstrong says: November 28, 2008 at 2:28 pm I am not unfamilliar with plastic bag pom poms. However the “pattern” I use for them is much less work with results that are just as cute. I haven’t made them in a while so hopefully I can either find the instructions or figure out how I did it and share them with you. Reply puglyfeet says: November 28, 2008 at 11:57 pm Clever! Reply Lucia says: December 1, 2008 at 2:42 am I’m getting married next year and I wanted my wedding to be eco-friendly and budget friendly. This lovely flower really inspired me to try something similar for my bouquet… I’ll send a photo if I end up doing this! Reply TexanNewYorker says: December 2, 2008 at 11:50 am BRILLIANT! Reply lette says: December 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm love it! i linked it to my site as well– it’s recycling with a flair! Reply dorkaa says: January 10, 2009 at 12:09 am Great idea. I love it! but when I tried it, mine was ugly. guess I’ll have to try and try again. Reply Charissa says: September 3, 2009 at 1:45 am I tried this and loved it! Very cute. http://thegiftedblog.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/tutorial-tryout-grocery-bag-pom-pom/ Reply mia says: April 17, 2011 at 6:59 am omg this is SO cute! my country doesn’t have Target store but i’ll find a way to make this :) Reply Erin says: July 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm In Australia Target no longer give plastic bags for free but they charge a cost and give you a biodegradable plastic, however there are plenty of other shops yet to take this step! Great idea for recycling!!! Reply trish says: November 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm Hi Grace. I wanted to let you know I linked back to your tutorial in my first holiday post of the season. Love your ideas! http://wp.me/p1WPm9-U Reply LEAVE A COMMENT Cancel reply Comment Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.