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 November 26th, 2008 So cute! I usually wrap my gifts in newspaper because I think wrapping paper is a waste, but this is a good alternative! Jessica November 26th, 2008 this is genius. marquel November 26th, 2008 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! Ez November 26th, 2008 How delightful! Thank you so much for sharing my pom pom tutorial here! Happy eco-handmade holidays! xox Ez sarah November 26th, 2008 great idea. this is so cute ez! Aaron November 26th, 2008 LOVE the finished product, but EEEEK are those dressmakers’ shears?? Fabric only! Chels November 26th, 2008 I got the end rolls from a popular newspaper company, so with this plastic bag pom pom they will go smashing together. Brilliant! sarahelizabeth November 26th, 2008 sweetness! Lisa November 26th, 2008 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. Carissa November 26th, 2008 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! :) Jennifer November 26th, 2008 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! Kristan November 26th, 2008 Oh wow! Really cute and clever idea. Although I suppose eventually it ends up in the trash again? Unless your recipient reuses! Rebekah Armstrong November 28th, 2008 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. puglyfeet November 28th, 2008 Clever! Lucia December 1st, 2008 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! TexanNewYorker December 2nd, 2008 BRILLIANT! lette December 3rd, 2008 love it! i linked it to my site as well– it’s recycling with a flair! dorkaa January 10th, 2009 Great idea. I love it! but when I tried it, mine was ugly. guess I’ll have to try and try again. Charissa September 3rd, 2009 I tried this and loved it! Very cute. http://thegiftedblog.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/tutorial-tryout-grocery-bag-pom-pom/ mia April 17th, 2011 omg this is SO cute! my country doesn’t have Target store but i’ll find a way to make this :) Erin July 26th, 2011 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!!! trish November 8th, 2011 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 LEAVE A COMMENT Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business.