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decorate plain boring bags.

I have about 45 birthdays in the month of August (okay..slight exaggeration..but it FEELS like 45)

and when it’s all said and done…i’m broke!  and you know what always makes me the most mad…

spending 3-5 dollars on a gift bag….ON TOP of the price of the present that goes IN the bag.

(and most people just throw them away!)

so today i’m being cheap and showing you how to decorate a plain gift bag

(you know…the ones that are cheaper than a dollar)

decorate a plain gift bag 2 PicMonkey Collage bag

and the best part is…you only need a sharpie and some cardstock (or you can print images if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body) photo 1 (4)

i took a stamp i liked and just mimicked the baby face and wrote out congrats

photo 2 (7)

and as you can see from the pile i didn’t stop..i tried to make a variety…women, boys, baby blessing, birthdays, what have you.

then i took this tape that is thick….so it makes your pictures stand out from the bag…

photo 3 (3)

(pretty sure this tape is an elmer’s product!) photo-1-1-768x1024

then you just peel and stick!


photo bag



you can even use this technique to cover up logos…. PicMonkey Collage44

AND i even got the kids in on the action….these would make awesome party favor bags! kid drawn bag

ducky or get creative and give your kids sack lunches to smile about!!!


i even grabbed a piece of vinyl and cut a heart and stuck it on…..took less than a minute!

photo 5 (9) so…as your gifting it good this season…make sure not to break the bank on these expensive bags!!!!

i also added polka dots on gift bags to hand out

polka dot gift bags

and i shared on instagram how i like to draw pictures on my kids lunch bags!

paper bags so get creative with your bad self!!!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.