In the latest issue of Stampington's Green Craft Vol. 2 is a heart bag by Becky Shander made out of brown paper grocery bags!
Our family's versions:
INSTRUCTIONS: For your heart bag, sketch a heart shape onto one side of a bag. With the bag flat,cut out the heart shape so that you have two pieces. Machine sew the heart edges together, leaving the top part open. We used red thread. Then lightly color your bag with pastels and blend. We used oil pastels. Becky used decorator chalk. Glue or paste pretty papers, buttons, ribbon, lace etc onto the front of the bag. Punch two holes at the top and put wire, ribbon or braided twine through the holes for handles. You may add some beads and ribbon or lace to the handle as well.
Shona Cole's version. Shona is the one who originally told me about Becky's hanging heart bag in the Green Craft magazine. She has done a post about it on her blog as well with a great picture tutorial.
Shona has written a fantastic book called The Artistic Mother. This book shows you, Mom, how you can fit creativity into your life. Go here to see how you can win a free copy of her book.