Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday-Gift Bag

I recently was giving a friend a gift that was too difficult to wrap, so obviously I needed a gift bag. I save any bags I receive to reuse, but none fit the occasion. I was shocked at the prices at Target. Yes, I could have gone to the Dollar Store but there wasn't one near me. I gave in and bought the $4.99 bag and the $3.99 tissue and moved on.

While thinking about the holidays coming up I realized there has to be a better way to give things that belong in a gift bag, so I took a trip to visit my best friend, Joanns.

I found a great little draw string bag, $4.99 but 40% off so $3, already cheaper then the gift bag I purchased. I searched for some cute Christmas fabric for E, found it for $9.99 a yard, again it was 40% off so $5.99 and I didn't even use 1/4 of it. I grabbed some Heat and Bond, I really need a sewing machine, and was on my way.

Supplies:
Bag
Fabric
Heat and Bond
Scissors
Iron



Start out with washing your fabric, you don't want it to fray or shrink in the future.

Iron out your fabric and cut it to the size you would like. I needed a pretty good shape for my Cricut so I used a frame to cut a rectangle, I can't cut straight to save my life.

This is a canvas of Mark's hand(black) with Eliza's hand(purple) in the middle...she wasn't too cooperative, we will try again one day.


Now take the fabric and trace it on the Heat and Bond to get the same size square.



Iron the Heat and Bond onto the fabric, paper side up. Make sure it is really sticking to your fabric and is completely smooth.



Cut out the shape, word, or letter that you want. I used my Cricut to cut this, once again I am not good at cutting so this was the best solution for it to look good.


Once you have your shape, remove the backing paper and lay it onto your bag. Iron it on following the directions of the Heat and Bond.



You are all set! For roughly about $5, after my 25% off total purchase coupon they text to you 3 times per month, I have a gift bag, and a gift! Perfect for the holidays!! No need to wrap your gift, just slide it in the bag!

11 comments:

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thats adorable! I never would have thought to do that...and now Im going to! :)

Kalyn Ernest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Katie Thanks for checking it out! It would be a great way to give someone a gift card too. I am using mine as our library book bag right now.

folkhaven said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so much nicer than the Target bags! It will be useful beyond the usual regifting purposes of paper gift bags. And it really looks so attractive!

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this! Its so cute. New follower! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-7_6572.html

Also, PRETTY PLEASE stop by and check Random Acts of Kindness Week going on next week! Would love it if you could participate!!
http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/kindness-and-thanksgiving.html

Have a great week!!

Q @ JAQS said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cute!

Love for you to join my Linky Party - JAQS "Made by ME" at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/11/made-by-me-6-linky-party-and-features.html

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love it and these would be great as favors for a sleep-over party!

Kalyn Ernest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Pati @ A Crafty Escape that is a great idea Pati, I hadn't thought of that! Thank you!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

First off, you're daughter is so adorable! This is such a great idea! It's like a gift in a gift! So cute.

I love it if you linked this up to my Handmade Gift Directory. http://thelittlegiggler.blogspot.com/2011/11/handmade-gift-directory.html

Have a great Day!

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this idea! I LOVE the fancy E!

Beauty and the Green said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a neat idea!!! I am in love with your blog. Seriously. There is always something here to make me smile, and I am always inspired! This is why I am awarding you the Sunshine award. Please find the details and collect your award at beautyandthegreen.blogspot.com

Congratulations and all the best to you!

Sassy Sites! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party on Friday!! I LOVE to see all of the great ideas! All week this week, we will be doing Thanksgiving themed link ups. Monday is Turkeys, so if you have something you've created that is turkey-ish :)... come by tomorrow and link it up!!

XOXO!!
marni @ Sassy Sites!