Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Simple Foam Gift Bags and Tags

I saw some really cute felt gift bags and gift tags at the store the other day and I thought they would be pretty simple (and cheaper) to make.

I used foam cut outs, thin ribbon and red/white packaging twine. DM Tip: Baker's twine would work well too.

1. Measure and cut out the bottom and sides out of a foam craft sheet. DM Tip: I bought pre-cut gift box and gingerbread men shaped foam sheets, but you could also cut out your own shapes.
2. Thread a thick needle with ribbon/twine. Sew the bottom and sides to the shaped sheets.
3. Optional: Decorate. I placed on thin strips of a foam craft sheet to make the ribbon on the present.
4. Place gift card or small gift and tissue paper in the bag.

DM Alternative 1: To make it easier, don't cut out shapes for the sides and bottom. Simply line up the edges and sew together.
DM Alternative 2: For younger kids: Use a hole punch and punch holes around the edges. Let them thread the ribbon through the holes.


1. Trace out your favorite cookie cutters onto a foam craft sheet and cut out. I chose a gingerbread man.
2. Thread a thick needle with baker's twine and thread through the top of the cut out.
3. Decorate, draw on face, To: , and From: .

1 comment:

  1. Amazing gift bags! Really like along with combo! I would like yo see more House developing tasks please!


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