Today I’m sharing a quick way that you can step up a simple gift bag. As I work towards preparing for the holidays (yes I know it’s early), I’ve been thinking ahead to what I’ll need and gift packaging is definitely on the list. I’m determined to be prepared for the holidays… well in advance. No rushing around for last minute things this year!
I came across a stack of these gift bags when I was unpacking after our move and I thought they’d be perfect for a small treat. Whether it’s cookies for the neighbours, a gift card and sweet treat for some cousins or to hold a host gift for a holiday party – these will definitely come in handy.
The bags measure about 4″ x 5-1/4″ and I believe I picked them up, years ago, from the $1.50 bins at the local craft store. You may also be able to find them at the dollar store.
I used the Peaceful Prints dsp (free with a qualifying purchase during SAB) to add a bit of colour to the front of the bag. Then stamped one of the deer from the Peaceful Deer stamp set, punched it out with the coordinating punch and popped it up on a circle. A black twine bow – you know I love my twine;) – and it was almost done. It needed something on the handle so I pulled out the black & white gingham ribbon to mimic the buffalo plaid trees in the dsp.
These bags came together so quickly and I know they will be perfect for a little holiday treat. I have several more that I think I will decorate for Halloween!
This was one of the bonus projects I shared in my monthly Christmas card class. If you’d like to join us at the next class and get a jump on some holiday cards and other ideas, we meet next on September 28th. You can find all the information here, we’ll be working with the Words of Cheer bundle.
Registration closes September 4th if you’d like a kit. Be sure to register soon.
I hope this inspires you to step up a simple gift bag.
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In addition to the items below, I also used a simple black gift bag. You can usually pick these up at your local craft or dollar store.