Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dressing Up a Gift Bag

I love dressing up plain gift bags.  Here's a very inexpensive gift bag from Michaels.  With a coupon, I paid under $2.00 for a pack of 10. 

I didn't like the white handle, so I gave it a quick spray with Peach Delight Glimmer Mist.  I also gave the front of the bag a light spray.  The colors matched really well, so it mostly provided a bit of shimmer.

With Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist, I colored some ivory trim.  I used the same technique to curl the trim into vines that I did during September's Flamingo Five.   

I dug into my scraps pile and layered a green polka dot on some plain white paper.  (Actually, the white paper is the back of a very ugly pattern!)  I rubbed some Orange Peel Stickles onto a Prima flower, added a button in the center, then attached my green vines.

Here's the finished bag.  I think it's much cuter and much more personal than the original!

From Flamingo Scraps: Prima flower; Glimmer Mist; Stickles; Cheep Trims lace
Other: Michaels gift bag; Provo Craft patterned paper; unknown button

Do you dress up your gift bags?  If so, put a link in the comments so I can see what you've done!


  1. LOVE this Cindy!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the way you misted the handle and the ribbon! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. What a fun way to personalize a gift! Your gift bag is so pretty and fun!

  3. Wow really nice personalized gift you made. Its really innovative Home made Gift Basket Idea.
    Thanks a lot for sharing your creativity with us.


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