No need to spend $4- $8 per gift on the gift bag! You can have boutique bags at a fraction of the cost!
Cost: Less than $1 a set. Difficulty: A 12 year old can do this with ease. I know because my niece does it. 🙂
Sturdy paper gift bags
Blank card and envelope
Stamps and inks
Whatever else you want to put on it.
I glued them to the paper gift bag (I buy in packages of 12 at Michaels and use a 40% coupon which brings my cost to 20- 40 cents per bag depending on size) and then glued on a green bow so it would “pop” the colors.
For the matching tissue to go in the bag, I used a candy cane stamp, red ink, and plain white (and cheap) gift tissue. I stamped it three times on each corner of the paper.
Then I added the same ribbon I used for the bag. I also cut two more candy canes, smaller and glued to the card. I added a small green bow. To give it extra flair, I lined the envelope with the paper I used for the candy canes.
Voila! Perfectly matched gift bag, tissue, and card! These are very expensive and costs can add up at Christmas time. I can make 10 of these sets for about $10 on the high end.
You can get as fancy with these as you want, have at it, and have fun!