Fun & Easy Fontalicious Gift Bag & Bow

Wanted to share with you this super simple font gift bag project that you can do in like 10-15 minutes. It can take that plain and boring gift bag into one that steals the spotlight at the party! And it’s totally made with random magazine cutouts, a punch, and scissors! Here’s how you make it!

Fun & Easy Fontalicious Gift Bag

– Plain gift bag (you can get them at Target for 99¢ or dollar stores for 2 for a $1)
– Circle paper punch (mine is 1.5″ x 1.5″)
– old magazines
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®
– Foam Brush
– Scissors

1. Punch out interesting type from your magazines using a circle punch. I chose to pick type on backgrounds with different colors.
2. Use a foam brush to brush on Tacky Glue to back of circles. Spread on a thin even coat.
3. Space your circles evenly apart in rows on the front of your bag.
4. Optional: Cut out strips of a headline from the magazine for bow. Follow this simple paper bow tutorial to make a bow using the strips. I added an additional small loop in the center of this to complete the look! Glue it onto your packaging with the Tacky Glue!

This is what I call high design impact on the cheap! I love how bold and graphic it turned out!!

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I linked this to the following linky parties!

Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design

Personalized Name Gift Wrap

Personalized Name gift wrap

Need a totally unique gift wrapping idea this year for your friends and family? It doesn’t get more personalized than by giving them customized name wrapping paper. And it is so quick and easy to do. Here’s how you do it!

Personalized Name Gift Wrap

– Computer with Photoshop
– Color printer
– Gift trimmings
– tape
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue® (optional)

Easy personalized gift wrap photoshop
Open up Photoshop and write a name multiple times in one line adding space in between each name. Duplicate this layer, move below and shift to the left or right slightly so that it gives a more random appearance. At this point, I put these two layers into a group, copied that group, and then multiplied the groups down the page. Really simple, fast and easy.

Personalized Name gift wrap printed out

I printed to a 12 1/4″ x 18″ piece of paper, but you can create your own small packages using 8.5″ x 11″ paper and piecing the paper together with tape. If you want larger paper sizes, try visiting your local copy shop and you can get larger scale printouts for a couple bucks. May seem like a lot for a custom piece of paper, but then again, that’s the same price as a gift bag you pick up to put the gift down in!


Wrap you gift. I accented my gift wrap with a string of red plastic pearls that you can get at the craft store. I wrapped it around 3 times and taped it to the back of my package. I then glued on a bow ornament (an ornament I purchase at Walmart for a $1 and brock off the little ring on top). Voila, a pretty and simple personalized package.

Gift wrapping is probably my favorite crafting activity for the holidays, with ornament making a strong second. I’ve got some more ideas up my sleeve so I intend on sharing more this holiday season!

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I added this to the following linky parties!

BCD 125

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden