I’ve had a couple of requests to show my homemade gift bags. I finally unpacked them this past week, they were stored with my ornaments, and now will show you what I made for zero cost.
I love to do cross stitch, especially in the winter months when it gets dark so early. There are so many adorable patterns out there for the holidays, but what to do with them. I had stitched a few that called out to me and had put them away hoping one day I would have a use for them. Crazy ha?
Then last year wanting to have a zero waste holiday I centered on using zero wrapping paper. I had been given plenty of fabric from well meaning friends who had spotted a quilt I made at one point. Quilting is something I really don’t seem to enjoy or have the patience for, so I had been slowly using up this fabric on other projects.
Now with a bag of fabric, my finished holiday cross stitch items, and a valance curtain and tie backs. I created reusable bags for Christmas. Some use ties to close, some have Velcro removed from the curtain tie backs, but each is completely unique. Of course I have a few made from simple red or green fabric, but I’ll share just some of the cross stitch bags. Hope they inspire you do reduce your reliance on wrapping paper and store bought gift bags.