Thursday, December 15, 2011

DIY: Recycled Gift Bags

Easy 5-Minute Craft

Have you seen how much gift bags cost? If you save shopping bags, it's really easy to gussie them up and turn them into "homemade" gift bags. Just pull out some acrylic paint or ink pads, stamps or stencils, and your imagination. Add some brightly colored tissue paper inside, and you're ready to wrap. And think of how much money you'll save on wrapping!

Even young kids can handle this project. Recycling fun!


Lori said...

Love these! I love love to decorate bags, have used this method yet.

Thanks for sharing

Vicky said...

That is such a frugal idea and very creative! I am a new follower visiting from The Sunday Showcase. Vicky from Mess For Less

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

I love this! New follower here. Please come share at my weekly Farm Girl Blog Fest.

I would love to see you there!
Fresh Eggs Daily

Accidentally Wonderful said...

What a great way to save some money! I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party!

Anne Kimball said...

Hi, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from Farmgirl Friday.

This is a really great idea. And now I'm so mad at myself, b/c I just used up the last of my paper bags for the kids to peel potatoes on! Had I only known. Oh well, I'll save 'em for next time...

Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick