Hello friends --here are a couple of quick ideas to alter gift bags. I went to the store and had a bag in hand and then I thought, "What am I doing? I have all sorts of stuff at home to decorate a bag AND I have bags." So this is what I made...
The bag in the back was stamped with a vintage baby buggy and then I adhered a flower to it. The bag in the front took a little more work and a 3rd degree hot glue burn, it was worth it though! I basically made a little chalkboard that they can remove and keep and then write their own messages. Here are the steps for the second bag...
- Paint a piece of chipboard (size of your choice) using at least two coats of Chalkboard Paint. Allow chipboard to dry. (Tip: the chipboard will curl but when the paint dries all the way through, the chipboard will flatten). If you don't have chipboard, try using a thin wooden board.
- Adhere Maya Road Vintage Lace Tape around chalkboard.
- Wrap hemp cord around chalkboard and secure in the back with a knot. I also used hot glue to reinforce the position of the cord.
- Glue chalkboard gift bag.
- Embellish hemp cord. I used Basic Grey, Maya Road, Recollections, Tim Holtz and Prima.
The bags were a big hit and the best part is that my friend and her hubby now have a little chalkboard to use in their baby boy's nursery.
Until next time, peace, love, and extra special gift bags!