Lovely friends Lovely Upcycled Gifts – Grocery bag container

My significant other and me, we like to invite friends and family for dinners, drinks, BBQ’s, more food, drinks (Muhaha) and most of all some quality time together. We don’t like to admit it but we too are getting older, so in-between work, more work, conferences, more work and household shores there doesn’t seem to be much time left. Going clubbing, partying and pulling an all-nighter with friends, like I used to do when I was younger doesn’t seem to be my cup of tea any more. But now more than ever I realise that friends (and then I mean real friends) don’t come around so often. So you have to take care of the friends you’ve got and love. Without getting to sentimental about the necessity of a good friend, just remember to never take them for granted.

That is why from time to time when we get invited for dinner @friends I like to make them a personal gift. Like I did a while ago for S and T.

S has known my fiancé (yes, I’m getting married next year, really getting serious now hehe) since college. So they go back a long way. T is his girlfriend and she’s super sweet and a really nice person. They recently moved to an other apartment and I wanted to make something usefull. I made a bag to hold all their plastic grocery bags they have laying around the house (In Belgium we still get a lot of plastic grocery bags and especcially when you go shopping for clothes etc.). You put them in on top (there’s an opening) and you simply pull one out when you need one (on the bottom you have an other hole with an elastic).

I had a curtain that I once bought @Spullenhulp for 2,5 euros. And I made 5 (!) bags out of it!

I really hope she likes the gift! But she said she did like over 4 times so I guess she liked it 🙂

Et voila, some pictures. Sorry, they suck I know. They aren’t the best I’ve ever made but I had to hurry cause the bag was finished just in time.

Would you use this? Let me know and maybe I’ll make one for you!