Sunday, April 29, 2007

Easy Paper Gift Bags

Using gift bags for presents is the "in" thing right now. It is so much easier than wrapping a present! But, have you ever been in a situation where you just can't find a bag? Sometimes I think that I have one at home that I can use and then I find out that I don't! Or, I don't want to pay $4 for ONE bag.

The solution? Make your own!

Go to Walmart and pick up a package of kraft or white lunch bag sacks (or if you want a larger size you can also get plain gift bags with a handle--white, kraft or multi-colored--in the craft department). They are very inexpensive and you usually get around 100 of them. Now, you can alter the bag however you would like and as long as you have a plain sack or bag around, you know that you will have something to put a gift in!

For this bag I stamped the paisleys with the TAC "Paisley Rockz" set on the pink "Pop Rockz" paper. Then, I glued it on with Designer Dries Clear Glue (awesome glue for papercrafting!!). Then, I took my oval coluzzle (remember how much I love that thing?) and cut the hole in the top of the bag. This was simple. The bag is so thin that it is fairly easy to cut through all 3 layers--just be sure to put a little pressure on your knife.

I also glued a second piece of Pop Rockz paper on to the bag. The monogram is from the "Pop Rockz" paper pack and is adhered with Pop Dots (a staple item for me!) and then tied with a ribbon. The sentiment is "Static Words" and is stamped with Bordeaux Palette Ink and then cut out with deckle scissors. I finished the bag off by tying ribbons around the top of the oval.

Simple. Simple. Simple.

You could also stamp on the bottom of the bag if you wanted. You could make these bags for all kinds of themes--birthdays, graduation, Mother's & Father's Day, Baby Showers, Just Because, etc. And, your friends will appreciate them because you made it especially for them!


Anonymous said...

Great idea! The bag is so cute! These would make great gifts for my stamp group.

Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me. I love the idea ~fyi, OTC sells big packs of handled gift bags that are plain for short cash. I have thought about buying them for a while, now that I see what you do with them I think I will!

abhall76 said...

Adorable bag, I love it!

The Art of Cards said...

What a fabulous idea!!!

Heidi said...

How cute! I like the handle at the top and the ribbon! Very cute!

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