Monday, October 15, 2018

Holiday Gift Bags

To use as a ''Thank you'' for Customers if you are selling at a Craft Fair
or Flea Market-
Hello Friends! Just a little something that I wanted to share.
If you are like me, this is the time of year that I am focused on
last minute details as the CRAFT FAIR season begins.
One thing I like to do every year, is make decorated bags for  the small
purchased items. My customers really appreciate the added touch.
I add a business card to each bag ahead of time.
 Some customers consider this free gift wrapping.
Your business card will be given to the gift receiver and you may get a new customer.

Wouldn't you rather have your Handmade Cards or Jewelry put
inside a bag like this...instead of an old recycled bag from the Grocery Store?
Even if you are not a craft seller, these are a great way to
 de-stash your out of control paper hoard and make custom wrap on a budget.
I purchased lunch bags from the Dollar Tree
40 count for $1.00
I had book pages, torn from a Dictionary.
The pages were  4 1/2" x 7"
I had a lot of scrap paper from other projects. I knew I would be needing
for something. I realized I had mostly neutral colors in my pile so I went with
a Fall Tree Theme.
This year I am using a triangle shape.
You can get Glue Sticks 6 for $1.00 at Dollar Tree. 

You will need scissors and an optional ultra fine pen.
First layer is the book page. You don't have to use this idea but it gives an
added layer of thickness and dimension.
Next, the tree trunk 
A triangle for the base. 

Another layer. 
And another. 
I like to have 3 to 4 layers on my tree.

I come back over the design and use dashes and dots along the edges.

It looks a bit like stitch marks on a quilt in my opinion, but of course

 leave it off if you don't like it.
They are all a bit different. 
 I had one bag with handles, I opened it up so the bag could stand up and store
all the decorated bags!
This is definitely a budget friendly project,
Here it is used as gift wrap.
I hope this idea was helpful to you.
Happy Crafting!
I hope you have a wonderful week-
xo Lisa S


  1. I loved your idea. I craft all year long for my tiny church's Christmas bazaar and these are great gift bags. Would be a great project to do as a group or in front of the TV some night, too! I give numerous small gifts to a lot of people and by mid Dec. I am ready to just shove them in a bag; this will be a PRETTY, fast solution!

    1. Kathy,
      I am so glad you liked my gift bags. I did these on a lap tray and they were done in no time. I thought it was a great way to use up bits and pieces of paper that I saved. A good old fashion church bazaar is the best. I love to see all the talented crafters.
      Thank you for visiting and I appreciate your sweet comment. xo Lisa S

  2. Such a great idea. Perfect way to use up all those scraps!

  3. So very cute! I love when I get cute bags like these! Adorable! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate It!

    1. Teri
      So glad you like these! Thank you so much, xo Lisa S

  4. What a cute idea. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Love these, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

  6. Thank you so much for the pin! Have a wonderful week.
    xo Lisa S

  7. These are wonderful! I am pinning this and will make them this holiday season. I love the colors you chose too -- they go so well with the bag and the page. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

    1. Pam,
      I really appreciate your sweet comment! Thank you for hosting and stopping by to visit. xo Lisa S

    2. You're welcome! And, I've featured these cute bags at Thursday Favorite Things today.

  8. This is such a wonderful and creative idea- I love the old dictionary pages behind the trees too! I love it. We are neighbors today at #InspireMeMondays

    PS.. if you are looking for another place to link to on Thursday's I would love if you would consider joining my linkup #TuneInThursday - it opens Thursday 3am PST and runs through Sunday night. you can find it at (Please feel free to delete the link if you think it inappropriate).

    1. Debbie
      I'm so glad you like my bags. Thank you for visiting!
      It's so nice to meet you, thank you for the invitation to your link up. I will stop by! xo Lisa S

  9. That is a cute idea. The kids would like helping with this and we have a lot of those brown paper bags from some project we did not too long ago. And the kids have a ton of stickers.

    1. Rachel,
      Thank you so much. It is a perfect project to have the kids involved. xo Lisa S

  10. This is so adorable and a great craft to prepare for the holidays- I am envisioning my kids making these for teachers! I am featuring it for this week's Friday Frenzy over on Hardly A Goddess!

    1. Oh you are so sweet! These are perfect for the kids to make. Thank you so much! I appreciate you so much.
      xo Lisa S

  11. These are simply adorable! A great way to be crafty, cute, and save money!!!

    1. Colleen,
      I appreciate you and your sweet comment!
      Thanks for a great party, xo Lisa S

  12. These are darling! What a super idea! P~

    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for visiting!
      xo Lisa S


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