Today I am going to share a DIY burlap gift bag. This bag is a simple & easy project. And, it is super cute.
The holidays are upon us and soon gift giving will be in full swing. For me, you can’t go wrong with burlap…and coffee! I know, I know…why not go out and just buy a bag? Well, because I am a creative soul and love to put my mark on the gifts I give. Creating those handmade gifts just makes the holiday season a bit more merrier!
A little story:
Coffee has become my addiction. I suppose it started once I became a mom. My oldest daughter is also Ethiopian born, so when we were in Ethiopia we tasted some of the best macchiatos! I was sleep deprived and looking for that fix to keep my ‘supermom’ status. Is there such a thing?
I started visiting my local Starbucks twice a day! The addiction started…
….and the hubby quickly pointed out what we were spending on my little addiction. The reality was pretty hard to swallow. Something had to change.
So one day he surprised me with an espresso machine. I was pretty skeptical. A pretty high standard had already been set. I mean, those baristas really know their stuff at Starbucks!
After some simple experimenting, wah la! I think the key is to buy the whole bean and grind your own for each macchiato. One of my favorites is the Starbucks House Blend whole bean. You can find a whole assortment of Starbucks coffee flavors to suit your taste.
So, now I can enjoy our own caramel macchiatos while crafting and gift wrapping and basically any time I want without the worry of spending too much. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love going to my local Starbucks. But, it is more of a monthly visit now rather than twice a day! If you are looking for a cost effective way to keep having those caramel macchiatos…this is the best alternative my friends. A person could give up coffee drinking entirely. I have tried..it is really hard. And, really…who wants to do that?
Anyway, one of the simple gifts I love to give to my coffee drinking peeps is a bag of whole bean coffee and a grinder. And, a great way to wrap those bags of coffee is with burlap! Plus, if you have children, they can be involved in creating their own gift bag creations. It is such a fun way to be together and get your crafting on.
Let’s get started with the burlap bag tutorial.
Supplies needed for the DIY Burlap Gift Bag:
- burlap fabric
- hot glue gun
- embellishments for your bag
- brown paper bag for your pattern
- thread or Bakers twine
- wooden gift tag
- Start by cutting apart a brown paper bag, this will be your template for the burlap pieces.
- Place your pattern on the burlap and cut out your burlap pieces leaving an allowance to be glued (1/4″) or so.
- Then arrange your pieces in a row the way the bag would go back together and start gluing each side. The bottom piece will be glued on last.
- Your bag will look something like this once you have glued all sides together.
- Trim off any excess strands of burlap. I wanted my bag very rustic looking, so I didn’t worry about having straight edges.
- Embellish as desired.
Instructions for making coffee stained gift tags:
- Brew some plain coffee beans.
- Use a rag to wipe the wooden tag with the coffee.
- Instantly gives the wooden tag a warm rustic stained appearance without the smell of your typical stain.
Enjoy getting your crafting on with this fun tutorial on how to make a burlap gift bag the easy way!
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Enjoy your day,