I dream of one day being one of those people who always has a stash of gifts, ready to give when a birthday party or an last minute invitation arises. For now, though, I’m contenting myself with having wrapping paper at the ready so that when I run out to buy that inevitable rushed gift I don’t also have to find something to wrap it in. These bags are perfect, always at the ready, no extra tag or ribbon necessary. Just drop in a gift add a name in chalk and go. As an extra bonus, the chalkboard paint makes these bags reusable, just wipe off and add a new name.
Things to do:
1. Lay the bag out flat on a covered work surface. Paint a three-inch stripe of paint across the center of the bag. Allow the paint to dry and then paint a second coat over the first.
2. Once the paint is dry, cover the top and bottom edge of the stripe with either patterned tape or a bead of glue and then a piece of ribbon.
3. Trim off any excess, dabbing the ends of the ribbon, if used, with glue, to keep it from fraying.