Newspaper Gift Bag
A couple weeks ago, I wanted to make my husband a little treat for his day at work. He works very hard for our son and I, it was a joy to make this little treat for him.
The first time I tried making the bag, it did take me a good 30 minutes to finish it. Immediately after I made the first one, I tried it again and it took 10 minutes.
It is similar to trying a recipe for the first time. It takes longer the first time because you don’t know the ingredients and directions, but the second time around, “It’s second nature.”
I would definitely make this bag again!
Make this for a friend who is leaving on a trip or as a gift bag for a birthday present!
I’d suggest using light weight items in this specific size bag. I put a Starbucks coffee in the bag and it was too heavy for the handles. Although, I did use thin ribbon. It might have been stronger had I used thicker ribbon and eyelets. But for light items, it would work well without eyelets.
What you need:
- 1 sheet of newspaper
- 3 to 4 light weight snacks (Preferably your friend or spouses favorites. I did a protein bar, trail mix, a gatorade powder packet and a Starbucks drink. Aim to use items you already have in your house to save money!)
- A glue stick
- Card stock
- Follow this step-by-step tutorial (She does a great job explaining it, there is no need to re-invent the wheel.)
- Write a sweet note to your friend or family member
More then likely you have all these items in your house already, making it cost very little. I hope you give it a try! I’m confident your friend or family member will love it!
Would you try making this gift bag? What special treats would you fill your bag with?
*Find other Frugal Ideas at Life as Mom: Frugal Friday.