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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How to Make a Drawstring Gift Bag

Easy Eco-Friendly Christmas Bags

I don't know about you, but it drives me crazy that Christmas has become such a consumer driven holiday.  It creates so much waste, in the form of unwanted gifts and ugly knick knacks, tinsel and wrapping paper.

So this year I'm making my gift bags out of scrap fabric and felt!  They're easy, really cheap, sustainable, and make for some classy wrapping!  They can be reused for years to come, they can be re-gifted, or used for storage.  Wanna see how easy it can be?

Over the next week or so I'll be sharing tutorials for several different gift bags, a drawstring bag, a felt bag, and a reversible drawstring gift bag.  

The first, a simple drawstring bag, is being shared over on One Creative Mommy's site today.  I'm thrilled to be guest blogging on Heidi's fantastic blog and I highly recommend you stop over there and check it out.  She's hosting "The 12 Days of Christmas", hosting a different guest blogger every day leading up to Christmas.  She's also offering a great giveaway (see below for the list) so it's definitely to you benefit to stop over there! 

One Creative Mommy

Later this week I'll be sharing back over here on P & GF a tutorial for making felt gift bags in 15 minutes!  These are even cheaper than your average storebought paper gift bag, so you'll want to come back to check those out!

One Creative Mommy

So head on over to Heidi's site, One Creative Mommy, then head on back here later this week for another tutorial on making eco-friendly gift bags for a sustainable, waste-free Christmas!

For more eco-friendly Christmas ideas, check out the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link exchange this month, where I'll be featuring Christmas posts all month long.


  1. Hi Danielle! Today I'm visiting from :) I've visited before when coming across some of your tasty looking allergy friendly recipes, but I didn't know you did cute eco-friendly crafts as well.
    This is a cute idea, although I may have to buy already made bags since (sad to say) I don't even own a sewing machine. ;)

    1. Hi Nom Yum! Thanks so much for stopping by (and did I mention that your Peppermint Cupcakes look gorgeous?!).

      I'm sorry about the no sewing machine, but if you come back later this week, I'll post a tutorial for making felt bags that you can whip up fairly quickly by hand ;)


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