Artful Grocery Bags
Slip a bottle of wine into the sleeve of an old sweater. Stitch the cut end closed, leaving the cuff for the top. Tie it with a ribbon, and it’ll be the classiest gift bag at the party.
Newspaper Gift Bag
Put your origami skills to work with this easy DIY gift bag. All you need are two sheets of newspaper, glue, card stock, and a ribbon or string for a handle. Cut, cut, fold, fold, glue — and you’re good to go.
Yours Truly, G
Repurposed Tissue Box
Reuse a tissue box for a quick, uncomplicated gift wrap. Many of the square decorator boxes are pretty enough to use without being covered. Just attach a large bow or other adornment over the hole in the top, and the gift will be as easy to open as it was to wrap.
Fabric Gift Bags
Put those fabric remnants to good use. You need only a small bit of fabric and the most basic sewing skills to stitch together a few one-of-a-kind fabric gifts bags. Use up your leftover ribbon for the drawstrings, bedeck the bags with buttons, and bring on good cheer.
Chalkboard Gift Tins
Customize an old tin with a personal message. An appropriate tin—easy to find in thrift shops—and a can of chalkboard spray paint are all you need to accomplish this makeover. Endlessly reuseable, the package is a gift in itself.
Dressy Lunch Bags
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