DIY Tulle gift bags |Keeping it Real

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

DIY Tulle gift bags

When I wrap gifts I try as much as possible to use fabric bags. They are cute, ecological and the recipient can always re-use them to store other things. For these particular gifts (a set of chocolates for Easter, from a couple of weeks ago) I decided to change a bit the look of my gift bags and make them out of tulle. 
DIY Tulle gift bags tutorial

Tulle gift bags turn out really nice, and there are zillions of ways to re-use them. 

DIY Tulle gift bags tutorial

I'm thinning this would be a great idea to "wrap" books too, I need to give it a try next time. 

This particular bag was made using my reusable gift bags tutorial, the only difference is that I ruffled the sides a bit for extra flair. As tulle doesn't fray, you don't need any special finishing on the edges either.

DIY Tulle gift bags tutorial

Once the bag is sewn (which doesn't take more than a couple of minutes), place the gifts inside and tie the ribbon. 

DIY Tulle gift bags tutorial

DIY Tulle gift bags tutorial
Add a pretty gift tag and you're done!
DIY Tulle gift bags tutorial
(bottom line, if you don't want to sew, you can always use fabric glue instead - for the regular fabric bags it works perfectly, I haven't tested it's resistance with the tulle, though)

DIY Tulle gift bags tutorial

Because this was made using only materials I already had at home, it's another contribution for my 2018 destashing goal.  See below my other destashing projects so far:

Destashing #1: Scrappy crochet blanket
Destashing #2: DIY Play Food: cloth napkins & napkin rings
Destashing #3: DIY Doll Diaper - tutorial and pattern
Destashing #4: Zippered Pouches
Destashing #5: Felt envelope clutches
Destashing #6: DIY Felt Book Covers
Destashing #7: Upcycled Fabric Covered Tin Can 
Destashing #8: Felt penguin key chain 

Happy Tuesday!

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  1. Never thought about using tulle for gift bags. Turned out nice. Found you on Traffic Jam Weekend Link Party.

  2. Cute idea! You should join the Monthly Crafty Destash Challenge group on Facebook if you haven't already! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

    1. Thank you Roseann! I'll have a look at the Challenge but it sounds great!