I have found it is just as fun decorating and packaging the project , as it is to make the project.
I didn't have a gift bag big enough for my baby album, so I just made one. I used some teal fabric out of my stash. I just folded a 1/4 yard of fabric in half and sewed up the sides. I cut the top with pinking shears and had a gift bag in 5 minutes.
I ripped a 4 inch piece of linen into a strip, frayed it on the edges with a wire brush, and tied it into a bow. I added a flower, seam binding and small flowers to the ends of the bow.
I made a tag , cut from a manila folder, and embellished it. I made a ribbon rose from a teal and beige organic ribbon, lace, and added other flowers and leaves.
You now have 2 gifts in one. The bag can be "re-purposed" , and the gift that is in the bag.
My fabric stash now will be getting smaller, because all I want to do is make gift bags. I would love to see any "fancy packaging" you do with a gift. Send me a photo. "Happy Wrapping!"
My blog is to share my experiences as a grandmother and share my love for crafts and favorite things. After raising 2 wonderful sons,and being married to my high school sweetheart for almost 39 years, I now have 4 beautiful grandaughters. I hope sharing my stories, will make you smile and will inspire other grandmothers to enjoy your grandchildren as much as I do.
I love to craft just about everything, but really into paper art right now. Two of my grandaughters 4 ∧ 6 love to craft with me in my wonderful craft room my son built for me. It is my sanctuary, where I can get away, do my bible study and craft for hours. I am truly blessed.