Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thrifty Christmas: Gift Wrapping, Lunch Bag Doily Topper

Ever panic at the last minute because you don't have just the right wrapping for your gift? Or you have a last minute guest at the holiday party that doesn't have anything to open, but you have the gift, just not the time to wrap (or the supplies?). Lunch bags to the rescue! You can transform an ordinary lunch bag, quickly, into a unique gift wrap that looks like it was made just for the recipient!
Below I used a doily (found at my favorite haunt, Dollar Tree, 24 doilies for $1), folded it in half and placed on a lunch bag and I topped it with one of my favorite images and a ribbon to hold the whole thing together. Cute, Simple, Quick!

Recipe for Above:
  • Stamp: Rachel Ann Miller
  • Ink: Tim Holtz
  • Paper: SU Heavenly Blue
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Lace
  • Other: Doily, Lunch Sack, Ribbon, Colored Pencils, Stickles

Here's another bag, this time a gift bag with a long, oval doily, I folded the doily in half and cut a slit to allow the handles to go over it (this is a really good trick to keep peepers out of the gift bags also!) This can also be done with cardstock cut to size...however the doily is easy and quick! I hung a snowflake (12/$1 at Dollar Tree) added a few beads to it and put a tulle ribbon on it...quick, pretty and ready to go!

1 comment:

mamichelle said...

Wow, you are so creative! Love them both. That stamp is adorable!!