I have a thing for Trader Joe and Whole Foods Grocery Bags. I might even admit to hoarding these utilitarian sacks. I use them to make books.....I paint on the bags......And now I make Christmas Gift Tags with them. The Trader Joe holiday bags are very festive this year.
Here's how I made the tags:
- Carefully tear the bag apart. Using a shipping tag as a template and a pencil, trace around your favorite designs on the bag. Erase pencil marks.
- Punch holes in the tags; cover holes with reinforcement rings.
- Using a white paint pen, embellish the edges of the tags.
- Add string through the holes - And you're done!
Note: You can glue the brown paper bag tags to actual shipping tags. But I found that the brown paper was sturdy enough to use for gift giving. If you don't live near a Trader Joe's, use any festive grocery bags.
You can also use these bags to wrap gifts.