Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gift bags

Don't you just hate it when you need a bag for a gift and you run out to buy one only to find out the bag will cost almost as much as the gift?  I keep a supply of decorated bags on hand for little presents or even food gifts.

These are super fast and easy to do and can be decorated for any occasion.

The Santa sack and the cupcake sack are just lunch bags that you can buy in a cello wrapped bundle in the aisle with the waxed paper and baggies at your local grocery store.

Lay your bag out flat and measure the heighth and width.  I add a little bit more to the measurement and trim off the excess after I get the paper applied to the bag since the bags aren't completely uniform in size.

Using my ATG gun I apply adhesive to the edges of the flattened bag and then apply my paper and trim as necessary. 

The "handle" at the top was punched with a SU oval punch. 

The ladybug bag is just a plain white purchased gift bag.  This was for my niece's baby shower gift; she did the nursery in a ladybug theme.

The M&M bag was for a secret sister exchange at a swarm.  I just used my Cricut to cut the circles for the M&M's and the letters.

Last year I made the Santa bags for all my food gifts.  Inside I included blocks of my DH's "famous" smoked cheese, my homemade salad dressing and some dip mixes that I made.  I made little toppers for the dip mixes.  The chili pepper image is available on Okieladybug's blog for download.  The file was made using her George cartridge.

The photos are making me hungry!  LOL!  I may just run in the kitchen and mix some of this up for a snack later!


Ladybug said...

OMG, those ladybugs are adorable, as are all of your creations!

I became a follower "lickety-split"! :-)

From one Linda to another!!

lguild said...

Thanks, Linda!

The bugs whip up in no time and I like the dimension they added to the bag.