Pinterest Interest | Gift Bags

It’s hard to believe the first semester of the school year is already coming to an end. Along with it, of course, brings final projects, papers and exams. With the impending load of assignments and studying hanging over everyone’s heads, it isn’t easy to think about preparing for the upcoming holidays.

Thankfully, Pinterest has a million ideas on ways to make your holiday season relatively stress-free and enjoyable.

What I’ve found this week are some gift bags that will make this year’s gift wrapping easier and at least a little bit cuter. This way, even if you’ve yet to start your Christmas shopping, you’ll at least have the wrapping completed. Here’s what you’ll need:

(WEB)Pinterest-_KatieAnderson1Plain brown or white gift bags (Hobby Lobby sells packs of 12 in multiple sizes)
A bottle of glue (I used clear glue, but regular glue should work as well)
Glitter
Ribbon

Draw your design using the glue on one of the bags. I like to do the name or initial of whoever I’m giving the gift to, like the ‘R’ I did, but you can also do some sort of design.

Spread something underneath the bag that you wrote on, like a newspaper or paper towel. Pour glitter all over your glue design, making sure that it is completely covered.

Dump the excess glitter on your newspaper or paper towel (this way you can add what you didn’t use back to the container of glitter.) I’ve found that flicking the bag helps get every stray piece of glitter off.

Tie a ribbon to the handle of the bag. This step is optional, but I like the extra flair it adds.

Make sure you lay your bag flat to let the glue dry for a couple of hours so the glue doesn’t drip — that’s a lesson I had to learn the hard way.

Other than that, the clean-up is easy and you don’t need to spend your gift-wrapping time hunting around the house for a box to wrap. Now you’ve got a gift bag that makes you look crafty and works perfectly for anyone and everyone on your Christmas list.(WEB)Pinterest_KatieAnderson5

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