With Spring well on its way, I am excited to plant flowers and a garden and hopefully enjoy a little warm weather soon! So with a few simple supplies, I created a perfect spring gift bag idea for a neighbor, a friend, a wedding (or baby) favor or even for your mom for Mother’s Day! Or, just because! This ‘Bloom’ gift bag is a perfect way to brighten up someone’s day and the best part is that it was simple to make and not too expensive either!
I found the cutest little pots with flower seeds to put inside my gift bag and in a few minutes I made several of these gift bags ready to give to friends and neighbors! (And I might be saving one for my mom for mother’s day too! Sshhh!)
I just love how these look like Spring!! They are so bright and fun and beautiful! And they look like a spent a lot of money on a beautiful custom gift bag.
- Darice® Cardstock Deck: Bright Colors 8 x 8 inch Paper
- EK Tools™ Elegant Black Calligraphy Pen
- Kraft Paper Bag-White
- EK Tools™ Decorative Edge Punch: Large Brick
- 20lb Hemp Cord Set in Assorted Spring Colors – 120 feet (not shown)
- (We R Memory Keepers™ Chevron Washi Tape in Marigold Yellow is pictured, but I didn’t end up using this for this project.)
Unless you have great handwriting (which I do not) you will want to use this trick to get great handwriting on your bag! Simply print “Bloom” off of your computer and then place it inside your bag. Use your calligraphy pen to trace your word onto your bag!
You don’t need to have great handwriting to pen this bag beautifully! I used Alex Brush font for my “Bloom.”
Next you will carefully open your bag. Take the front and fold it in half lengthwise, careful not to get any of the back of the bag in your fold.
Then use your punch to punch your design into the top portion of your white kraft bag.
Finally I took a square of yellow card-stock and applied it behind the back of the punched out area using double sided tape.
At this point you can insert your gift into your bag. I used cute little flower pots but seed packets would also be a great gift idea!
Then I punched a hole in the top of my bag and used a piece of yellow hemp cord to secure the bag together.
I absolutely love how cute these turned out and they make a really impressive gift or favor without spending a lot of time or money!
Do you plant flowers in the spring?
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life, finds joy in the simple things, and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things.