This week I went to baby showers for my new grand-babies, a boy and a girl. These gift bags are easy to put together and make a big statement. They add a nice touch when giving a quilt.
girl gift bag
boy gift bag
Pick a few favorite fabrics from your scraps. Iron on heat 'n' bond to the back (only for 2 seconds). Draw your pattern on to the fabric you've backed with heat 'n' bond, and cut out. Peel off paper back. Iron onto bag (again, only for 2 seconds). DONE! How hard can that be? Especially the bunting. Keep the fabric you've added heat 'n' bond to with your gift bags and your favorite templates. Better yet, make up a few.
I bought mine from Joann Fabrics.
If you get a gift from me, I can almost guarantee that it will be given to you in a white gift bag . . . . . one option, that's it, no more. Don't need to waste any brain cells on which wrapping paper or gift bag to choose from. No bulky rolls stacked in the closet etc, no quick trips for a bow. No unsightly cupboard with re-gift wrappings. I purchase several sizes of white (paper brown works nice too) in mass quantities when they are on sale. I like universal.
You can accent with colored tissue paper depending on the event, holiday or gift. If you get a gift from me in a white bag with white tissue, then you should be concerned.
In the gift bags were:
Someone told me recently that I need to pick a name that I want my grandchildren to call me. I've never really thought about it, but I have since been paying attention to what other grandmothers answer to. I don't even know how you'd spell some of them, and I'm not sure I wanna answer for the next several decades to some non-native phonemes from an ancient mountain dialect. Then, I have to pass the male version by my husband :0
Got any ideas? Please share!!