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Friday, December 23, 2011

No Gift Bags? No Problem!

Henny Penny and Mr. C made some gifts to give to their friends that they ride horses with on the weekends.  Being the completely organized person that I am, I didn't have any gift bags on hand to put their gifts in.

This is what you find when you turn to the Internet and all of the creative people out there.  You find blogs like this that teach you how to make your own gift bags.


We chose to use newspaper because there is no shortage of newspaper around in our house.  Craft paper of any sort would be really cute, scrapbook paper.........  I was thinking the ads that are shiny that we all get in the mail with all of the Christmas toys and such would be really cool looking.

Next Internet search....... how to make manila envelopes.  I don't seem to have any of those on hand either......

10 comments:

  1. Well done! And very resourceful of you. I am drawn to paper crafts, so this gets me thinking (and thereby completely avoiding the cleaning that must be done, because my sister arrives TOMORROW). Large pages from an old falling apart children's picture book might be neat for kid's gift bags. Kids' abstract artwork? I had better follow that link to see what sized paper is required.

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  2. MAPS! The glossy kind from National Geographic. I want to make a map gift bag. Now. I really don't want to clean.

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  3. You are one clever girl! I will have to remember this as we are short on bags too.

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  4. Wabi, (Laughing). I have procrastinated several things this week choosing to make things like this instead.

    The children's books and the maps would be so cool!!!! I love your ideas!

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  5. Nat, They were really easy to make. I didn't put on the handles so they were even quicker and easier.

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  6. These look great - very clever, isn't the internet great when you're in need of a good idea? Hope you all have a really lovely day tomorrow full of fun and laughter and excitement and that you get the chance to relax a little somewhere in the day! with love xxx

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  7. I think the newspaper was a great idea and MAPS for sure fun! I love knowing people like you who see a challenge instead of a crisis when faced with a problem like no bags! Yea for you!

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  8. My sister in law was making bows out of old book pages - print and illustration, and just about any kind of paper = so cool. And I like making gift boxes out of christmas cards - that's fun, too. Your bags are TOTALLY cool. Wabi - what a brain!

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  9. Julie, Oh my hope and prayer is the same for you!!! A moment to relax and enjoy the moment. What ever the moment is. :) Loves and hugs

    Donna, Wabi took the great idea to brilliant with the maps idea!! I'm doing better about not crying so much over the spilled milk. :D As long as it isn't chocolate milk that gets spilled we're okay..

    Kristen, Oh cool!! I wanna do that now! I wanna learn to do that!

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  10. These are great! No more need to spend money on gift bags! Great idea!

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