After watching Roben-Marie's video, I was inspired to make a few of my own gift bags using her techniques.
I dug through bags of lace snips, gathered some of my painted deli paper, black thread and brown paper bags, and spent an afternoon happily sewing away. Sewing is NOT my forte, but I found making these bags very relaxing - maybe because there are no rules.
You don't even have to be neat to obtain super results!
When I finished the first bag, I just couldn't stop.
And since I'm participating in a "Not So Secret Santa Swap" for my art group, these little bags were the perfect solution for wrapping my not so symmetrical Santa gifts.
And . . . they're very sturdy too!
Although I'm not a huge fan of sewing, this project was well worth the time and effort! Here are a few more pics of the details.
And . . . ta daaaaaa . . . . the finished package just before it was sent to my "Not So Secret Santa" partner!
And to think . . . . it all started with brown paper bags and black thread!