Monday, June 1, 2015

Make Your Own Gift Bag

I've had several posts here on gift wrapping (and will probably have more in the future. It's a weakness of mine, I guess). I'm a fan of gift bags, because a) I'm sometimes lazy and b) It's really difficult to mess up gift wrapping when you use a pretty bag.

These days, gift bags can be purchased at dollar stores and other places without breaking the bank. (These are from a dollar store for...yes, $1.00 each).
gift bags

But if you want to recycle and save money, an empty cereal box and some paper will also do the trick. Here's a step by step Instructable that uses maps or sheet music (or any other paper you like) to do the trick.

And if you prefer a video tutorial, this one adds a pretty silk flower decoration.

Have fun!



Mary Preston said...

My mother loves using gift bags. I always give them back to her to be re-used.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Mary, we have some that have been circulating for awhile. Now and then I have to cull them.

Laney4 said...

We reuse ours too. My girlfriends and I keep using the same bags every single time for each other: it's sacrilegious to use a new bag, LOL!
Thanks for the tutorial, Myrna. I had never thought of making a box into a gift bag/box, but it makes sense - especially with all the decorations I have on hand, duh!
Heading back into Canada today. Will TTYL!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Elaine, it's a challenge to keep those bags looking fresh and new sometimes, isn't it? (I do enjoy thinking up new ways to dress them up).