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.
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.