Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Handmade Holiday Gifting by Chrystal Riddell

With the holidays already here, those hand-crafted gifts you'd been planning may have gotten skipped over for more urgent things, like shopping, baking, or most likely, life itself! Don't worry; you still have time to put a personal touch on those special items you worked so hard to find. With just a little planning, you can make lots of treat boxes and bags in a few hours or less. If you have kids, get them involved. These are great for teachers gifts, friends, cookie swaps, and more! The small size of the treat boxes makes them perfect for homemade candy, one brownie, a few cookies or even a gift card.

Supplies needed:

*blank bags and treat boxes (found at craft stores)
*several sheets of coordinating paper--can be 8 1/2 x 11 or 12 x 12
*fun accents--I found mine in the gift tag/craft/kids sections of my local craft store
*rub-ons, stamps, or stickers for sentiments

The smaller bags shown here are generally 8 x 4. If you use 8 1/2 x 11 paper, you can get (2) bags and (2) treat boxes from each piece of paper. If you don't want to buy paper just for this, use up those scraps!


Nathalie said...

Great way to personalize those bags! They look super cute!

Carrie said...

Cute ideas. I love making gift bags!