Quick Crafts: Boykins Bag

Once a week I pick up lunch for work from Colorado Grill for the boss. His motto is, if I fly, he’ll buy. The grill packs everything in these plain large white bags with handles. I always stifle my joy at the fact that I’m getting a free gift bag outta the deal. The thing is, once I’m back at work I fold them up, stick them in my desk drawer and never do anything with them.

Yesterday I decided I had way too many and that if I was gonna keep em, I better start making them look interesting enough to give away. The results are below. I skipped lunch so it took all of about 30 minutes to make. Let’s give it up for 30 minute crafts that cost no dough. – devoya

Clear an area. Lay bag flat. Stare at it until an easy idea comes to life.

Clear an area. Lay bag flat. Stare at it until an easy idea comes to life.

After a couple of minutes I decided that I needed a background. So I grabbed a ruler and made a random one.

After a couple of minutes I decided that I needed a background. So I grabbed a ruler and made a random one.

The next step was color. I always have a collection of markers with me. I broke em out and started to shade.

The next step was color. I always have a collection of markers with me. I broke em out and started to shade.

The next step was the hardest. I involved me cutting a page out of the holy grail of magazines (wax poetics). I have an extra copy that got ruined in the mail and almost all the pages are torn, so I grabbed an image of jesse boykins, trimmed around it, added a piece of cardboard to it and some super glue dots.

This part was the hardest. It involved me cutting a page out of the best magazine on the planet (Wax Poetics). I have an extra copy that got ruined in the mail so I grabbed an image of Jesse Boykins from it. I trimmed around it, added a piece of cardboard to the back for support and some super glue dots.

There you have it. This weeks quick craft!

This is the end result. Now…if only I owed a gift to somebody who digs Jesse.

 

Here’s a little Jesse Boykins for you to vibe out to. It’s only fitting.