DIY Embellished Gift Bags

Hello friends! Another week is zipping by! I’ve got some additional partial posts typed up and lots of ideas on my list of creative projects to share and will work on getting some of them up soon! This time of year gets CRAZY right?!? Today Jessy is sharing a great DIY gift bag project with us. I love that she made a whole bunch of embellished gift bags at the same time! It’s always a lot easier to make a bunch at once while you have your supplies out! Her same tips can also be translated over into any type of holiday gift bag ideas, especially Christmas, since it is just around the corner! The ones she made here with the Shine collection are perfect for birthdays or when you want to give someone a gift just because!

I love meeting new friends on Instagram. They are really supportive and always give words of encouragement whenever I post my creations. I met my sweet friend, Lara on Instagram and we instantly clicked. Recently, both of us joined a gift swap hosted by another friend. And I thought it would be fun to swap with Lara.  She agreed and I was so happy! Immediately I knew that the pretty products in the Shine collection would be perfect to enhance the plain white & kraft paper bags + a muslin bag too.

I love layering patterned papers, tags and also doilies on each bag. I pretty much used the same ‘recipe’ each time I decorated the bags. The only thing I did different with each bag was to switch the elements around. I also used a colour pallet that I really like i.e.: pink, gold, black & white, for a cohesive look.


Here are the close-up shots for each of the bags. I kept a couple of them relatively simple and then on a couple I played up a little more 🙂


It was really fun to customize this next white bag with my friend’s initial. It instantly gave a very personal touch to the gift.


I hope that you like what I did for my gift swap friend, Lara. These DIY gift bags are perfect for any occasion or festive season! Happy crafting! Xoxo Jessy

Happy Thursday!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Shine Collection / Shine Chipboard Stickers / Shine Ephemera / Shine Gold Glitter Phrase and Shapes Stickers / Shine Stickers / Shine Ephemera / Shine Gold Foil Large Chipboard Alpha / Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection / Shine Crepe Paper Delights Layered Stickers with Glitter / Muslin Gift Bags

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