I was just talking to a friend about the different Holiday expenses and how fast they add up. One of the things mentioned was gift bags and wrapping. While I may not have my fudge started yet we do have our packages ready to fill.
Creative packaging that doesn’t cost more than the gift! Six simple steps that will help bring out your creative side and is easy enough you can do with your kids.
You can have your kids help cut out shapes and arrange them. Our kids had so much fun they even cut letters! They might need help with the iron depending on the age of child.
You can do several packages at a time to keep on hand for those unexpected guests that you may want to send home with some Christmas goodies!
1. Get lunch bags in white or brown or my favorite is Chinese take-out cartons which I pick up from a restaurant supply store called Smart & Final. Cost range is 10 – 15 cents per box.
2. Pick up a Heat and Bond product for local craft or fabric store. Cost is 2.75 a yard. Purchase a few fat quarters of fabric – or go through your stash to find material.
3. Iron Heat and Bond to a piece of fabric.
4. Draw a shape and cut out.
5. Peel off paper backing and position onto packaging.