Make your own personally designed gift bag by decorating a regular shopping bag you probably received at the store yourself, or you can buy plain sacks at the craft store. For this bag, I used the retired designer paper Sweater Weather from last year because it matched the gift that was going inside. If you want to see the Thanksgiving banner I made that went in this bag, look back at this post. I even used a couple embellishments leftover from a Paper Pumpkin kit. I added some Neutrals Designer Buttons tied with some Linen Thread and adhered with Mini Glue Dots.
Here’s a tip dealing with buttons like this – put the thread through and then adhere the button to the bag with the Glue Dot. THEN tie the bow or the knot because now it is stuck on to something and won’t be flipping all over the place while you try to tie it!
I tied a piece of Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon on to the handle of the bag. It seemed to match perfectly. The leaves and pumpkin were stamped and adhered to the bag.
Stamp some tissue paper that will go inside, too!
It’s so much fun to be able to make a personalized gift and gift bag with just your stamping supplies!
Stampin’ Up! has many packaging supplies available now for purchase in the Stampin’ Up! Online Store or you can probably find boxes and things around your house. Use some of your older papers and scraps to decorate and embellish!