Thursday, October 28, 2021


 Some Covid19 restrictions have been lifted, so we are able to run craft groups in retirement homes again, albeit outside under a gazebo, rather than indoors. Christmas is not very far away, so we thought we'd make a start on Christmassy things. 

This week we're making gift bags. I looked on Pinterest for inspiration, and used this tutorial.  I tried different weights of paper. The brown paper looks fine, but is really too flimsy to be useful. The red wrapping paper is a bit heavier and works better.  I've made a couple and prepared the paper for the rest, cutting to size and drawing lines where the paper needs to be folded. Once the bags are made, group members can decorate them as they choose - pictures from Christmas cards, stamps. ribbons and lace.....


  1. I've never made a paper bag. Thanks for the link!

  2. That is a great idea! I always thought gift bags are a waste of money, since most people just throw them away when receiving a gift. Making them instead of buying sounds like a good solution.

  3. This is exciting and timely .... so many ways to decorate 💙💚💜