It's in the Bag: Ingenious Party Decorations

Martha Stewart Living, April 2004

With a few snips and folds, and a little imagination, you can turn humble paper bags into party-perfect decorations.

Hanging Paper Bag Flowers

Here, brightly colored glossy bags are folded and snipped into a cheerful bunch of flowers above a table. The "vases" are merely plain brown lunch bags with their tops rolled down; inside each is a jar with roses.

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Paper Basket Bouquet

To make a basket bouquet for every place setting, all you need are small brown paper bags and baby-food jars or shot glasses to hold the flowers. A centerpiece requires a larger bag and a mason jar or drinking glass as a vase. The bags you use must be gusseted, with side pleats and a flat bottom.

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