I bought a bundle of brown food bags from the catering supplies shop for Christmas and duly stuck on panels and greetings in red, green and gold. But eighteen months on I still have plenty left, so have decorated a few simply ready to pop gifts in.
I used a stencil panel which fitted the bag front perfectly so used all the patterns rather than re aligning one of them.
I dabbed some distress ink- evergreen bough- on to a craft sheet and rubbed the ink through the stencil with a piece of cheap bathroom ‘sponge’. The back was also stencilled the same way.
The gift card and flower were cut from craft card with the scan n cut, the same distress ink rubbed on the edges of the flower and stamped on the tag. The message is ‘a gift for you’ stamped repeatedly on the diagonal, so it can be used for many occasions.
Distress ink or sepia browns work brilliantly on craft and for more masculine versions I am using rosettes rather than flowers.
Inside is a sheet of tissue paper ready to wrap a goody from the present drawer. Even so this will store almost flat until needed.