This post is part of The Craft Challenge. You can read more about it here.
This month the theme for the craft challenge is Thanksgiving/Christmas crafts. For this theme I chose to make Christmas stocking stuffer gift bags. You know, for the little things that suck to wrap, like chapstick, money, food, hand sanitizer, etc. That sort of stuff would be perfect to wrap up in a cute little gift bag like this.
You will only need a few materials and probably won’t spend more than half an hour on these (unless you have a ton of people to gift to). The best part is that the paint dries quickly so when you’re done, you’re actually finished.
DIY Christmas Gift Bag Materials
Self-adhesive ornament stencil
Satin multi-purpose paint (or fabric paint)
You might also want to grab some newspaper to keep from getting paint all over the place.
Tip: buy Satin acrylic paint. It works on fabric, which you need to make this craft, but it also works on wood, ceramic, glass, metal, some plastics, canvas, paper and terra cotta. It’s about a $1 a bottle and will work on multiple surfaces.
Adhere the stencil to your gift bag and paint it whatever color(s) you want.
Make sure not to glob on the paint. You want to cover the surface but you don’t want blobs of paint.
Slowly peel off the stencil and set your bag off to the side. This one is done!
Repeat, repeat, repeat until you have the desired number of gift bags.
Now, stuff them with all of your goodies and get them to the stockings!
…Or maybe keep them hidden for a few more weeks, just to be safe.
Either way, someone will be happy to receive your home-made gift. You might even want to add names to each one, just to give it a special touch.
Here are a few ideas for things to add to your new gift bags:
- travel-sized lotion
- gift cards
- lip balm (here’s a DIY recipe for peppermint lip balm)
- Washi Tape
- beard oil
- nail polish
- travel-sizer perfume/cologne
I’ll stop there.
Hope you liked my gift bags.