This week’s DIY project comes to you just in time for this year’s holiday season of gift-giving! This gift bag made from Malt-O-Meal cereal bags is perfect for your sustainable gift packaging needs, and you can make it any size you need.


For this DIY project, you’ll need a Malt-O-Meal cereal bag, scissors, tape, ribbon or string for handles, a hole punch, marker, and a box about the size you want your gift bag to be.

After you’ve collected your supplies, some simple step-by-step instructions can be found HERE. These bags are the perfect size for your seasonal cookies and treats, small gifts to coworkers, or a “just because” gift to your significant other.

You can change it up by using different-colored Malt-O-Meal bags, or by decorating the outside with permanent marker that doesn’t smudge on the bag’s glossy surface.

Remember that you can easily custom-fit your gift bag by using different sized boxes as well.

For an easy-to-follow video of this DIY project, you can go to TerraCycle’s YouTube page. Help spread the joy of sustainability this season, and help TerraCycle to eliminate the idea of waste, by coming back next week for another fun TGI…DIY project!

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