Hey there! It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete. Are you enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas Series? I sure am. Today I am sharing my super cute and easy DIY Stamped Christmas Gift Bags.
I am a huge lover of all things packaging. Giving a homemade gift bag or wrapping lets the person know how much you love them. Plus, you can be as creative as you want to be when it comes to making these stamped gift bags.
I love these fabric gift bags! I ordered mine from a website but you can always make your own. You can use the gift bags for just about anything. Sweet treats, homemade candies or those odd shaped gifts that you can’t wrap.
Let’s get to it!
I wanted my bags to look simple and rustic and I think they turned out pretty good. For my bags I used Christmas stamps that I have been collecting over the years. I just bought that cute little reindeer stamp this year and I love it! I used black and red ink pads for the stamps and stamped the bag directly in the middle. You can add paint and glitter to your bags for color and texture. I like dipping Q-Tips into paint to create tiny dots on the bags.
Two tips I have learned when using stamps are:
- Do NOT press the stamp into the ink pad. Instead hold the stamp in your hand and gently press the ink pad onto the stamp. This will prevent any smudges.
- Use a baby wipe or wet wipe to remove the ink from your stamps when you are done. Clean up is easy.
These bags have drawstrings already on them, but I wanted to give the bags some color and a cute little tie. I like searching through the extra or scrap fabric section at my local craft store. The prices are so much cheaper. I thought this red fabric with white leafy vines would be a nice colorful rustic touch to add to the bags. I just cut small strips of the fabric and tied them around the tops of the bags.
These little stamped Christmas gift bags are darling. Plus, they are very easy to make and take no time at all.
I hope I have inspired you to make some of your own stamp Christmas gift bags this season.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
My name is Katie and I am the blogger behind The Casual Craftlete. I am a wife and stay at home mom to our three year daughter. I started blogging in July 2013 to give myself a creative outlet. Some of the things you will find me sharing are easy diy/craft projects, yummy recipes (mostly sweet treats) and my running journey and weight loss. That’s where my name came from: Craft and Athlete. Everything I do is quick, easy and simple since I spend most of my day chasing around my daughter.
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