Monday, April 19, 2010

Blue Bird Flour Sacks

My mom is so cute...she saved all of the flour sacks {5,10,20lb sizes} for me that they used during their mission to New Mexico.
Aren't they pretty?
I just shook out the flour and filled it with batting, then tied a bow around it.
It could even add a little whimsy to a tablescape.  My mom washed a couple of them and they have that nice faded look.  I really like the vibrant colors, though.  She even called up the flour mill and they would sell the sacks individually!
What would you do with a flour sack?  Make a pillow, frame it, apron...leave a comment and let me know!!!
Linked To:
The Girl Creative
Talk About it Tuesday
Reinvented:  Trash to Treasure Tuesday
Someday Crafts:  Whatever Wednesday
Blue Cricket Designs
My Backyard Eden


  1. I WANT ONE! ;) SO SO CUTE JEN! what a treasure too. I would fill one with beans and put it on my RED burgandy hutch! Hugs, JGG

  2. I was going to say frame it, but I like the beans idea!!

  3. I LOVE IT!!!!!! I would make a liner with pockets and make a purse.I just made 2 purses out of a TaterTots plastic bag and one from a Splenda sugar bag. So Cute. Check me out and see how they look. Happy Crafting! Kelli

  4. all im going to say is that im sending my inlaws on a mission asap!

  5. How sweet of her! I defiantly like the pillow and framing idea. The little things that come of other countries are always so fun! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I have a new glass bead necklace tutorial i made for tomorrow, i made a bunch so if you wanted to host a giveaway you can take a look at them and let me know... Thanks for even thinking of that. Your sweet!

  6. I adore these sacks, way too cute!~

  7. I would frame it, and put it in my kitchen! SO cute :)

  8. They are so pretty. I like it just as a flower sack on the shelf in the kitchen.. but I also like the last comment of framing it! Too cute!

  9. Oh my word these are fantastic! I love the bird so much.....and can totally see these on an upholstered chair seat.

    thanks for your sweet comment on knack!


  10. Very Cute idea! The bags are so cute. I like what you did with them. They would look cute sitting in a basket.

  11. That is an awesome idea. By the way, that is one beautiful cage thing to the right in the bottom picture. You must have an awesome personal shopper... hee hee hee! :)

  12. I love them! I have a few small bags (say 5lb size) I'm trying to decide what to do with also.

  13. I Love this! Super cute! I would love it if you linked up to my Talk About it Tuesday party because you have such cute ideas!

  14. I love these, I've always wanted cool flour sacks and have never found any, and I love anything with birds on them. I would make cutains for my kitchen out of them. How much did they say they would sell them for?


  15. That is darling! Wow - I love it.


  16. Very nice mom to do that for you! I think they are adorable! Coming over from Blue Cricket Design and a happy new follower!


  17. My grandma use to make my brother's shirts out of flour sacks that had designs back in the 1930's. I was thinking of making a shirt for my little grandson to bring back the fad of old. Being 18 months old, he will look cute in a little shirt with a blue bird on the back.

  18. We are Navajo and my son, receiver a home made Bluebird Flour bag boxers last year for Christmas. I would post a picture of it but don't know how too on your blog...

  19. oh how nice to have another navajo comment on your blog! I just made a few scripture covers. You can find them on my etsy page at


    1. Amanda,
      I love what you made with the flour sacks! You are very talented!
      Have a wonderful day!