Is it necessary to DIY your own gift bag? We DIY everything else, can’t we put a halt to things at some point after we’ve gone and hand made a gift and just before we are getting ready to wrap that gift up? Oh… I couldn’t agree more, but I’ve made my own gift bag just the same. Remember the springy vase from the salvaged foofy blouse? Yeah…that one, well I’ve gone and re-purposed the other blouse arm, this time as a gift bag.
In some circles this blouse/ jacket may be considered…out of style…not yet in style…never WILL BE in style…EVER…, but I couldn’t help it, I thought the texture of this fabric was interesting, intricate and doggonit,
people I like me it!
Other clothing gift bags options might be:
Weathered flannel shirt gift bags, ugly Christmas sweater gift bags, pretty-cozy-fuzzy sweater gift bags, blue jean jacket gift bags…
Mentioning right about now that proper laundering and care of garment prior to gift bag making is highly recommended.
Cut off blouse arm to make gift bag
So, I cut off the arm of the blouse/jacket.
Turned the blouse arm inside out and sewed a stitch along the bottom. Actually I ran the stitch along the bottom 3 times to ensure that it was secure enough to hold things inside the soon to be gift bag. Turn right side back out.
Fill gift bag, add some twine
That’s it! I filled up my gift bag with a “traditional” hostess type of gift (aka: bottle of wine) and gave it a wrap with some twine.
In celebration of blouse sleeve gift bags and gift giving altogether, I’m holding a small giveaway, later this week of a Lemon Parfait Pedicure gift set from Mary Kay.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a great week! ~ Amy