Reduce and Reuse: DIY Fabric Gift Bags
Every year, after spending hours wrapping gifts and then witnessing the trash bags that get filled with discarded paper, I promise myself that I will find an alternative solution. A forward thinking friend of mine started investing in fabric gift bags. They become a a lovely addition to any gift and can be reused over and over. Fabric gift bags are wonderfully earth friendly and make gift wrapping fabulously easy!
Inspired by the notion, we decided to design some of our own fabric gifts bags. We started out by revisiting the importance of reducing the amount of paper that we use and choosing to use products that can be reused a number of times.
Next, we gathered our materials…
- Fabric Muslin Bags (we used 10×16 and 6×9)
- Foam Stamps
- Washable Metallic Paint
- Cardboard (to keep the paint from seeping through to the other side of the bag)
Then the sky is the limit!
When you are finished let the paint dry overnight. If you would like you can also add a touch of recycled tissue paper.
What are some of your favorite gift wrapping ideas this holiday season?