Hello friends and happy Monday! Can you believe that after today, there’s only one more Monday before Christmas? I’m looking forward to some upcoming down time with my family, but this week, I wanted to share a couple of sweet wrapping ideas.
Even though I’m not a baker, I thought these cute little gingerbread houses made of paper bags would be a cute idea to share.
They are perfect for holding cookies, a small gift or gift card.
They were super fun to make and all you need is some paper bags, a hole punch, ribbon or twine and puffy paint.
Using puffy paint, draw your desired design making it as simple or as complicated as you’d like. You can also have your kids draw on it with a white crayon or paint and decorate it with cute stickers.
Once dried, fold opening of bag to form a triangle, punch two holes and tie with ribbon or twine.
Adorable, right? I’m pretty sure these will be my advent calendar next year…:)
Thank you so much for stopping by…have a great start to your week!
Love it, I will try to make some for the ADvent Calendar next year!
Erica H says
I think this is one of your best ideas ever! Thanks for the project idea. It’s a great one.
So Cute!! Clever!
Lynda Brandly says
These little bags are the cutest, Lucy! I’m going to do this for those little odd gifts that are so hard to wrap. Thanks!
love and blessings~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal
This is adorable and simple enough that even I could do it!
Bought a pillow cover Lucy!! Your new one!! Adding to my collection of 7 that I have of yours!! Love’m all.
These are adorable! I’m always looking for new & affordable ways to create a pretty package! 🙂 thanks!!
Festively brilliant! Thank you and cheers, Ardith
Love this idea, so simple and so sweet.
Omg Lucy! These are just so stinkin’ adorable!! Love them! Thank you for the great idea! You could do this for Valentine’s day too with red paint and hearts!! Have a lovely week, sweet friend!!
Kathryn Ripley says
These are adorable and they look do-able, even for us non artists. I love that you are always sharing very unique ideas. Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas.
My 10 year old daughter and I made 2 of these tonight using a white crayon and they turned out really well! Again, thanks for the idea–very timely!
Absolutely love this idea! I’m making these tonight for my coworkers. Thanks for a beautiful and creative idea.
So adorable, Lucy. x
These are adorable!!! Love! What a cute idea =)
Mary in Oregon says
Saved to my Gift Wrap board in Pinterest! Love Gingerbread and I love these cute paperbag gingerbread houses!
I may try a white crayon until I can find another suitable writing choice. I haven’t seen any puffy paint ones? Ideas?
I haven’t done cut-out cookies for Christmas for a few years but that sweater cookie cutter is inspiring me! Where did you find yours?
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Pamela Smith says
These are too cute! What a great way to give a little gift to a special person!
Cherelle @ The Inspired Prairie says
What a cute, festive and frugal way to give out gifts! This would be so cute to have kiddos decorate their own and place grandparent gifts in them! Good job!
Violet Fog says
We made these tonight for our OCC Shoebox filling party tomorrow with a couple of senior citizen residents. They were so fun to make and will be filled with pepperment bark for our guests. Thank you so much for sharing your creative gift!!