04 February 2016

DIY Valentine Gift Bags

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I always enjoy giving my sweet Valentines 

little gifts of love.

I do believe that Valentine's Day is one of the best holidays around.  

It is a no pressure, let me love you sort of day.

So, over the next few days I will be sharing some easy, pleasing and cutie pie ways

to show your love.

Today I am sharing a simple way to make these colorful and loveable Valentine Gift Bags.

Really cute gift bags have become way too expensive, so let's start this project with some 

inexpensive bags and spruce them all up for those sweet ones in our lives.

Could we say this looks like an interesting assortment of whatnots?

Oh, goodness and interesting they are-let imagination, wonder and delight be the guide to


I picked up these whimsical Valentine gift tags at a craft show in Oklahoma last year.

Supplies For DIY Valentine Bags

1. Assorted gift bags
2. Rickrack 
3.Paper doilies 
4.Assorted material
6.Heart buttons
7.Wooden arrows and heart
8.Pinking Shears 
9.Trusty glue gun 

Next step is to make sure you have plenty of chocolates to nibble on why you heat up that 

trusty glue gun, and of course save a few for gift giving treats...smile...

Did you know that chocolate enhances your creativity...I am not certain that this is a fact...

so please don't quote me!

My glue gun is my BFF, do you have a favorite craft gadget??

So, heat that glue gun up and glue all of these little whatnots on those bags, until you are 

satisfied with their appearance.

Can't wait to show you what little treat I tucked inside of these Valentine Gift Bags!

Looking forward to seeing what you all will be sharing next Thursday-mark those calendars

and share the love with Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

Have a lovely weekend my dears.


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  1. So adorable! I may borrow some of these ideas for favor bags for my daughter's baby shower.

  2. Oh, cute gift bags, Jemma. They're so creative, and the whimsical tags really add something extra to them. I love Valentines Day, and I just sent the girls some of the Valentine cards that we used to share when we were kids. The theme was from Disney's Frozen hehehehe. I like how you mixed the zig zag with polka dot, so fun. And I see you have some of those delightful DOVE chocolates to enjoy.

    Great ideas, and thanks for sharing, Jemma.

    love, ~Sheri

  3. Hi Jemma...I really like the way your took a regular bag and made it into something very special. I think that is a great idea. I like Valentines Day too. We have such a busy month with 3 birthdays and Valentines Day.

  4. Cute! I love doing handmade things for valentines. Love the tags you found!

  5. Good morning sweetest Jemma! OH, I SEE SARAH HERE! I have not seen her in so long....

    these are great little "Just thinking of you" gifts bags. I actually enjoy the wrapping sometimes more than what's inside, ya know? The presentation is so sweet and just an acknowledgment of someone else. That is all some people every really want.

    Lovely ideas and have a fun Friday! LOVE, Anita

  6. How darling! I am in need of a Valentine gift bag and you have inspired me to create one of my own.

  7. Super cute...and yes, the glue gun is my go to crafty tool! :)

  8. Jemma, these are absolutely adorable! I love them and how easy to pull them together!! Easy and cute are two words that are always in my vocabulary!! Hugs sweet friend!

  9. Great ideas! I never seem to get around to doing anything for Valentine's Day...

  10. These are really cute Jemma, and the gift tags are great! I like cute & easy too ;)

  11. Those are adorable! I'll admit to being a Dollar Tree...grab a bag and run kind of girl. Lately, a few creative ideas are starting to flow and I'm really appreciating little projects like this more. :)Pinned.

  12. Hi Jemma, these are adorable and so much fun to create and give. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed rest of the weekend. xo

  13. Hello sweet Jemma,
    My favorite craft gadget is disposable chop sticks (the ones they give you with Asian take out orders) Why I hear you ask? Well they make the best paint stirrers for small mixing of paints be it canvas, mural or adding glaze to the paint for faux techinques.

    I love your adorable embellished gift bags...so much more creative than anything store bought. It's always the look of the packaging and the anticipation of the gift that people enjoy. This Valentine's Day I've embraced the color Red in Valentine décor.
    Fun post my creative Virgo friend.

  14. Hi Jemma, what cute Valentine's Day giftbags! Besides the fact that they are so much more economical than those in the store, they have that wonderful handmade with love touch!!!! Love them!! Sending hugs,

  15. Really cute, Jemma! Yes, dollar store bags are a great deal and so much fun to foof up. And these are way too adorable!

    My best crafty friend is my X-box -- that little X thing that's orange and you can put through ribbons through it and it's easy and not messy and sticks like a dream. I think it's called a sticker maker but I've only used it for ribbon!

  16. Very sweet little gift bags. These kind of things are greatly appreciated because of the personal touches and creativity. I received your newsletter ok today. XO

  17. You're so right Jemma, bags are way too expensive, so primping them up ourselves is such a practical and fun thing to do. Love the little tags too!

  18. Thanks for great post, Jemma. I think the Hallmark days are over for so many of us, real sentiment comes from our hearts and what we can create ourselves. I love these little bags, I think I'll make a few for my loved ones. :)


  19. What a great idea Jemma! Your bags are so pretty!
    Thanks for joining and sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

  20. What a cute idea! I must be needing to make a bag because yesterday I stumbled across this post that told you how to make a lunch bag! Love your bags Jemma. So adorable. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  21. So cute! I priced those Valentine bags at Walmart and kept going!

  22. Such a cute idea! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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