Every year during the holidays, I get caught off-guard by co-workers and friends giving me gifts when I have no gift in return. You would think I would learn, but no, I almost always get bamboozled. Not this year friends. No, this will be my year of preparedness, in which I will have gift bags ready at a moments notice. Step one in operation will not be embarrassed without gift is to make the bags. My most favorite DIYs happen when I can recycled thing I already have around the house (remember my little can bud vases?) so I was quite thrilled to find glassine bags left over from the wedding in the bottom of my not very organized craft drawer.
What you’ll need:
– Glassine bags (these look like mine)
– Craft paint
– Stencils from Michaels (left over from our pillow project)
What you’ll do:
1) Place letters of chosen word or phrase on bag to figure out spacing.
2) Paint in letters/stripes/stars or any other decorations of your choosing. Easy peasy. I have plans to make some delicious cookies and fill the bags with them. Yay for cookies.