Homemade gift bags

The holiday season is a lot of fun, with decorations, happy people, delicious baking and of course crafts. We did some baking to give to my husbands colleague’s and I wasn’t sure what to put the goodies in. So I decided to make it into a craft that I could do with the kids and make homemade bags.

Paint (red, green, blue & yellow is what i used)
Brown lunch bags
Thin ribbon (I used red and gold)
Holiday stickers
Hole punch

Use your finger (or a small paint brush) and spread a thin layer of paint onto the stamp. If you dip the stamp into the paint, the stamps don’t turn out properly.
Stamp all over one side of the bag.
Let the paint dry. Fill your bag with gift or baked goods. Then fold the bag over onto the unstamped side. Punch a hole through the middle.
Take two long pieces of ribbon and slide through the hole. Tie it on top as a bow. Then if you want, take the ends of the ribbon and curl them with scissors.

As a finishing touch, add some fun holiday stickers.
And that’s it! Simple but fun to do, especially the stamping part with the kids.
You can even do this for bigger gift bags if you want to personalize the gifts you’re giving or if you just want a fun craft to do with the kids!

Do you have some homemade gift wrapping you do? I’d love hear new ideas. And if you try out this idea, I’d love to know how it turns out.

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