When my lap top started playing up I retaliated by leaving it alone to sulk and put all the extra time I found I suddenly had into solving the mystery of making gift bags.
The original batch were posted about here
Once the mystery is solved you can get creative – but not without inspiration from others!
I remembered having seen a picture on Pinterest of some newsprint bags with doilies, and I set about making my own version. Here they are all waiting about on the other work bench for whatever happens to them next:
They are so pretty!
The doilies are cut from the die that you can see in one of the open storage cases in my previous post on storing dies.
You know how I love to re-purpose items? In solving the problem of how to keep the bags closed I came up with the somewhat ingenious idea of using bobby pins – decorated and be-ribboned ………. which, of course, then becomes an added extra for the gift inside. [Smiles smugly to self!]
With the trials all completed I set about making up the original order [remember YD asked for some for her Christmas packaging]
Here they are
Close-up – so pretty!
I imagine that when I get my gift on Christmas morning it will maybe look like this:
By then I will have forgotten about them and may well say something like – ‘Oooh, that’s a pretty bag!’ [Don’t judge – it will probably happen just like that!]
And when I look inside the bag I will find this:
Oooh, so excited! I wonder what will be inside that tiny box……..?
Well, that’s the gift bag saga done and dusted – now I really must get back to the art journal!
Thanks for dropping by today – love that you did!