Lenny and I took our youngest son/child (aka the baby boy) to college some 135 miles away from home. On our way home, we stopped at Grandpa’s Cheese Barn in Ashland, Ohio. Among other things, we bought a bag of White Hulless Popcorn. The bag of popcorn kernels came in a burlap bag. When we got home and I opened the popcorn, the burlap bag caught my attention and I thought, “Hey, what a cute idea for some DIY Burlap Gift Bags!”
I could simply sew up three sides of a rectangular (bag) shaped piece of burlap, but first I would pull out a few strands of the horizontal pieces of burlap to allow room to weave a ribbon. Can you picture it?
Then I thought, “Hey, what if I stamped a design on the front of the bag?” OK, the possibilities now seem endless to me. Then the next leap was, “Hey, why limit this to just burlap?” And, more importantly, why hadn’t I thought to make these before? I mean, how often have I needed a small gift bag only to have to go to the store, buy the bag, buy the tissue paper and buy a gift tag.
Sometimes I arrive to the party just a little late. 🙂
Since you know I have this whole burlap obsession, I love to save money, I’m passionate about DIY and I’m a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict, why not search Pinterest for inspiration and to see what other people are already doing with DIY burlap gift bags? Here are a few ideas I found online:
Burlap Favor Bags
The first little DIY burlap gift bag that caught my eye were these Burlap Favor Bags from Wedding Chicks.
Christmas Burlap Gift Bags
Christmas? Yep, believe it or not it really is time to start thinking about Christmas and these adorable Christmas Burlap Gift Bags, adorned with a jingle bell, of course, are just the right design from Live Laugh Rowe.
Cookie Mix Gift Bag
Thinking about giving cookie mix as a gift? Then these Cookie Mix Gift Bags from Celebrate Creativity are the perfect gift bags for you!
Wine Gift Bag
Wine makes a great gift for just about any occassion and these Wine Gift Bags from Mom 4 Real are the perfect gift bag. Visit Mom 4 Real for her complete Wine Gift Bag tutorial.
Now, seeing all these cute burlap gift bags, doesn’t that make you just want to go grab or buy some burlap and get started on your own DIY Burlap Gift Bags? Yep, that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. No more being caught off guard without a cute gift bag.
There are lots and lots of other ideas for DIY Burlap Gift Bags on Pinterest. These were the ones that caught my eye. But, I never did find one that was made the way I envisioned, so you know what that means? Yep, I’m gonna have to make one and I’ll be sure to share my design and tutorial with you! See how I’m always thinking about you?
Til next time…