Do you use gift bags for fast gift giving? Do you hate those small tags that are attached to some of them? The ones that just barely fit your name?
Normally I don't use gift bags. I'm a wrapper. I love wrapping the box and adding embellishments and all that goes into that.
However, this weekend, I'm preparing gifts for the Candle Wishes Foundation. This is a wonderful organization in the Nashville, TN area which fulfills birthday wishes for underprivleged children.
They ask that you bring the unwrapped gifts in gift bags. So, of course, I'm going to bring them as they wish.
I thought I'd share with you an idea I use for gift bags to get around those crazy SMALL bag tags.
Make your own large tags from paper plates!
Here's what you need. These all came from the Dollar Tree.
Foam letter stickers
Happy Birthday paper plates
I like that the back of the paper plate gives you plenty of room! You can write a long message AND if you have a preschooler like I do, there's plenty of room for them to write, which takes up a lot of space.
If the front of your plate isn't as graphically busy as this one was, you could even put the name under the "Happy Birthday" message.
Then, just punch a hole in the top of the plate and thread through curling ribbon. Attach to the bag!
I love that the plate is BIG and adds another shape and dimension. And... it's just different.
And one package of $1 plates from the Dollar Tree can take care of several gifts! Keep them in your stash!