I remember the days when I kept a well stocked drawer of wrapping paper and ribbons. I really didn't like gift bags, I preferred a wrapped gift. I still enjoy wrapping gifts but admit that I'm more likely to do a gift bag particularly when it is an odd shape or didn't come in a box. Since I don't do a lot of gifting, I don't think to pick up gift wrapping supplies, which leaves me scrambling to make my gifts presentable.
In this video I share a couple of gift bags I've made from store bags. The main part of the video shows some cards I did for my husband for one of his trips. I tuck them into the pockets of the clothes in his suitcase as a bit of a surprise. It isn't that much of a surprise anymore as he has come to expect them but I still think he enjoys reaching into a pocket and pulling out a handmade card with a little note. They take hardly any time and are a great way to use up supplies particularly stamps and stickers.
Finally, I have a canvas I made a year ago for a baby shower. It was prettier in person than the video. I hope the still shots will help.
Here's the video:
Thanks for watching. I hope you have a safe and fun holiday week.