holiday gift bag tutorial
{from today’s creative blog}

by @according2kelly on November 12, 2012

for the entire month of november we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season.

& the holidays are coming a wee bit earlier for a few lucky readers, thanks to our three amazing giveaways. be sure to head over to today’s featured blogger {today’s creative blog} for a chance to win a silhouette portrait, decoart paints & stencils, and michael’s gift card.

so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects.

rev up your mixers, & visit a southern fairytale for lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss.

& to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is kim, of today’s creative blog. kim writes…

I’m a lazy crafter. I like quick crafts with little fuss that look amazing! I wish I had the attention span to spend hours on a project, but I don’t. I also hate gift wrapping. It never turns out the way I want. My expectations outweigh my talents. Because of my lack of gift wrapping detail, I have perfected the gift bag. I use simple kraft paper bags…………. lunch sacks. They’re my favorite, and perfect for a quick gift to a neighbor or a teacher.

DIY Gift Bag

I also love printables. I combined my love of printables with my love of kraft paper bags. My Holiday Cheer printable is back by popular demand because it’s so dang cute. I decided to shrink it down to use for a different purpose other than framing it. Thinkin outside the box……. Looks pretty cute! diy gift bags

Below, I also used a holiday candy bar wrapper from my friend Marlynn at Urban Bliss Life. Shrunk it down and added it to a scalloped piece of paper. Simple. Didn’t take a ton of time, but once again…… so cute! diy gift bag

Another simple way to create an awesome gift bag is using unconventional materials. We’re already using a lunch sack, so why not also use other paper goods that you normally wouldn’t. Like old sheet music. diy gift bags I picked mine up at a garage sale and it also happened to be Christmas music. Perfect for making tags or wrapping.

Other ideas…… use maps, newspaper, old books, patterns etc…

Download your free Holiday Printables


bake craft sew {giveaway}

ready for an amazing giveaway worth over $700? head on over to today’s featured blogger {today’s creative blog} for a NEW chance to win.

really want to win? every day you’ll have a new chance to win on a new blog. so be sure to come back tomorrow.

& make sure to visit skip to my lou & a southern fairytale for even more giveaway opportunities!



for more great ideas be sure to visit kim at her blog today’s creative blog, & follow her every move on twitter, & facebook.

about kim: She is a busy mom who adores her young son, teaches fitness classes, and who loves to decorate with anything found hanging from a tree. She loves painted furniture, red doors, playing in her scrap room and will take years to decorate a room, just waiting for the perfect item.

baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #bakecraftsew.


Cute idea. I don't see where to enter the giveaway on Kims blog.


I absolutely love these Kim! Such a simple Touch that looks totally great. Thanks for sharing.


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