Last week at church a woman was generously giving away kiwi fruit after the service. She had a stack of these nifty newspaper carry bags which she had made to put the fruit into, and I instantly fell in love with them (yes, such is my personality… I’m easily pleased by simple, useful, handmade things!).She gave me a very quick lesson in the making of the bags, and once home I un-made the bag and put it back together. Simple, yet perfect for carrying all manner of things… I hope – like me – you too can find a million uses for these bags.
Here’s how you make your own newspaper carry bag:
First up you need a couple of sheets of newspaper – not the small tabloid sized pieces, but the big, old-school, full sized newspaper sheets.
Lay the paper down on a flat surface (kitchen table works well) and fold the top (long) edge down about 3 inches.Flip the sheet over and fold it into thirds – first one side, then the other side.Now ease the top third under the flap (folded over top) immediately below it.