First of all, happy Thanksgiving!
Second of all;
Brown paper packages tied up with strings? These are on the list of totally adorable holiday things! And it’s easy to make your own!
Sometimes it can be tough to find cute wrapping for homemade baked goods. It seems like the stores are flooded with cheap and gaudy plastic bags and you may not want to invest in a more substantial tin or the like. As a solution, may I humbly propose this simple tutorial! From start-to-finish I’ll describe how to make your own holiday gift or goody bag, but (if don’t have as much time on your hands as me and don’t want to construct paper bags from scratch) keep in mind that this is meant for inspiration and you can apply it to brown paper wrapped packages or store-bought paper bags too!
– brown craft paper
– stamping ink
– alphabet stamps
– baker’s twine
For each bag, I cut a rectangle from the brown craft paper that measured about 10″ x 11″. The final dimensions will be a 10″ tall bag with 3″ and 1.5″ sides. To achieve these dimensions I drew a line parallel with the long edge at 1″, 4″, 5.5″ and 8.5″.
I filled my gift bags with delicious spiced candied almonds (recipe here).
To add a nice personal touch I used an alphabet rubber stamp kit to decorate the outside of the package (I found it easier to do this after the bag was full so that I could properly position the writing. But you, or course, can do whatever you like).
And there you have it – a new favorite totally adorable holiday thing!