Re-Invent the Gift Bag

It is almost May and everyone knows that means Spring, the start of being outdoors more, and flower bed design.  It also is the start of the gift giving season – Easter, Mother’s and Father’s day, graduations, and weddings.

To make giving a gift a bit easier, but still in eye-catching style I have come up with a few gift bag ideas on how you can easily “tweak” a plain gift-bag into something unique that will have the recipient squealing in delight – “for me ?

You can buy plain white and colored shopping bags in bulk at craft stores like Michaels and AC Moore. They cost under $10 for a stack.  I keep a bunch of white ones on hand as I can add anything to them without having to worry about an embellishment matching or not.  For most of the ideas below you will need a hole punch, ribbons, beads, decorative paper, glue, brass fasteners, along with a few odds and ends.

Happy Gift-Giving!







Can you think of any other ways to decorate a gift bag?


    • says

      Hi Ivy-

      I love this kind of stuff and enjoy drawing the little colorful illustrations to help readers envision the ideas that are always swimming around in my head. I hope you have a great weekend.

    • says

      Hi Ann-

      I knew there were more gift-giving events, but could not think of them all when writing the post. Teachers – forgot about them since my kids are grown – Thanks Anne

  1. says

    These are all wonderful ideas! I try to jazz up my bags, but haven’t been this creative! I think I’ll print this out and tape to the top of my bags & ribbon rubbermaid ;)

  2. says

    Great idea! Happy Friday,Happy Good Friday, Happy Earth Day, Happy Jelly Bean Day ( yes it’s actually jelly bean day)Hugs from Katherine. P.S have you entered my giveaway?

  3. says

    Oh my goodness, Diane! Look at your darling illustrations- is there anything you can’t do? I love your creative solutions to the plain bag.


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