Day 22 - Joy Holiday Gift Bag

>> Thursday, December 22, 2011

Are you counting down to the big day yet? Just three more sleeps till Christmas!

If you're not done your holiday wrapping yet, that's OK. There's still time and there's still time to create a quick holiday gift bag to wrap things up in as well.

I love wrapping with custom gift bags. First of all, gift bags are so easy to wrap with and they are very quick and easy to make. You can keep them super simple by just adhering some pretty patterned paper on the front of a kraft gift bag or you can add a little more pizazz by creating a fun holiday scene.

To create a scene, I always love to start with easy shapes. A house can be built with a square and a triangle but for this design, I've cut out some wavy snow banks and some triangle shapes evergreens. A star punch makes for a super quick tree topper. And I seriously love how all the tiny dots on the Jingle line papers looks like a pretty snowfall.

When you're working with numerous papers to create a scene, I like to adhere them to some coordinating scrap paper. By building the scene on the paper, you can get everything just right and then adhere the final piece to the front of the gift bag. This also lets you add some stitching details if you wish to.

The Lily Bee ABC Stickers are perfect for adding in a little holiday cheer sentiment.

Finally, top off your bag with some ribbon and embellishments you have on hand.

Lily Bee supplies:
Patterned Papers: Jingle - Merry and Bright, Tinsel, Frost
ABC Stickers: Jingle

Thanks for joining me for this holiday project and may the gifts you receive this year be joy, love and peace.


Lindy December 22, 2011 at 7:22 AM  

WOW....gorgeous gift bag!!!! I love the stitching and all the detail!!!! T4S

Linda Barber December 22, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

So darling! Totally a keeper!

rush December 22, 2011 at 12:52 PM  

fun little gift bag. thank you for sharing.

Julie Tucker-Wolek December 22, 2011 at 4:34 PM  

Loveeeeeeeeeee this!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those trees! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Dorothy C. December 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM  

This would make a gorgeous card - love your bow!

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