Saturday, July 10, 2021

Christmas in July - 10 on the 10th

                   Hand Painted Gift Bags

This month's theme for 10 on the 10th is Christmas in July.  This is where we spend under $10 related to the theme.  This is also a blog hop so I hope you will visit the three blogs at the bottom of this post!

I think the presentation of a gift is just as important as the gift itself, so here's a quick and easy idea to make your gift special !

Supplies needed:

I simply free-hand painted holiday designs on each of the three gift bags and three coordinating gift tags cut from a sheet of cardstock.  A simple checked bow is tied onto the handle and the gift tag is attached with a mini clothespin:

 If you are not artistic, you can use stencils, cut out old Christmas Cards, holiday photos or use rubber stamps!

3 paper bags - 3/$1 @ Dollar Tree
1 roll ribbon - $1 @ Dollar Tree
Clothespins - $2 @ Michael's on sale
Acrylic paints and cardstock - all on hand
Each bag cost about $1.33 each, with leftover supplies for another project!

Hop on over to see what my friends have created without spending more than $10:

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. What a lovely way to make a gift extra special and that mini-clothespin is a clever way to attach the tag. Great idea, Patti!

  2. Patti, your bags turned out beautifully! A really fun idea for Christmas in July. Enjoy making them!!!

    Happy 10th,
    Barb :)

  3. Lovely way to make gifts extra special! A great idea for preparing for the holidays..............

  4. Pretty Christmas bags Patti.

  5. These are all super cute Patti, and the matching gift cards are a great idea!

  6. I love how cute they are. :D I want to get started a little early this year, too, and Christmas in July is always a fun way to look ahead to Christmas.

  7. Very cute gift bags and the little tags match.

  8. I love these, Patti! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.