Spring is such a wonderful time of the year. The flowers are a bloomin, the birds are chirping and the stores are all full of lots of fun items that we can craft with. I spotted these cute wooden gift bags at Michael’s the other day and was immediately smitten!
Spring is also the time for gift giving to friends.
And while we are on the subject of gifts, Mother’s Day is almost here.
Today I’m sharing my idea for gift giving with pretty wooden gift bags.
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What I Used:
I wanted to give these bags as gifts to a few special friends and so I bought these wood letters for their initials along with the wooden bags.
The How To:
This was such an easy project, it took just about an hour to do it. I first painted the wooden bags using chalky finish paint. I prefer it because it dries super fast. In fact I had done about three coats in under half an hour.
I also painted the lettering using acrylic paint in colors that I knew my friends would like. (And just in case my kids are reading this… your mother likes all things blue).
I added cream wax to the wooden bags to seal in the chalky finish paint.
The final step was to glue on the lettering.
And of course add some pretty ribbons!
Now let’s remember these are gift bags! So gifts were placed inside the bags.
In fact they would make great gifts for Mom! As if I haven’t stressed that enough.
The addition of these pretty springtime bouquets of faux flowers also adds a happy note. And once the soap or lotion gifts have been removed the wooden bag and flowers can stand alone as decor.
Not only was I able to gift the soaps to my friends but more importantly they will not have bags to throw away. Instead they get to keep the wooden gift bags as decor and for future use. Now that is a win-win in my book and Mother Nature is looking down at my right now with a smile on her face. I deserve one of these for Mother’s Day just for being so eco friendly! “wink” Don’t you?
I hope you will consider gift giving with these pretty wooden gift bags. And drop by Mad’s Soaps Etsy shop and let’s support our independent creatives!
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