How many times have you gone to the store looking for the perfect gift bag, but either they don’t have what you’re looking for or the bags are overpriced? Here’s a solution to the dilemma… Buy a few inexpensive bags and vamp them up with your personal touch! When adding embellishments to bags, they don’t need to be elaborate; something cute and simple is all you need.
Cut a tree shape from a sheet of green foam. I used embroidery thread to stitch a border along the edges. If you would like the effect of a stitched border, but do not want to sew anything, try using a marker or a gel pen to draw them on the foam.
I didn’t like the ribbon that came on the bag, so I replaced it with some Christmas ribbon from my stash.
Mmm… chocolate. If you’re giving the chocolate to a chocolate lover, he or she will love the gift since chocolate tastes great regardless of the wrapper. However, the wrapping does make an impact! So here are a few simple ways to wrap a chocolate bar. Just wrap paper around the bar and tie ribbon, raffia, whatever you like! This technique is also good for wrapping similarly shaped objects such as a book, cd, dvd, etc.
Cut a piece of scrapbook paper and wrap around the candy bar. Tie your favorite ribbon around it.
Use burlap and yarn to cover the chocolate bar. I added a yarn pompom, too. (Click here for pompom instructions.)
Add a candy cane for a festive touch.