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Published on March 24th, 2009 | by Jackie Hernandez


Turn Envelopes Into Gift Bags

Envelope Gift BagsWhenever you buy a greeting card it comes with an envelope, whether you intend to mail the card or not.  If you are not mailing the card, then the envelope is really just a waste of paper.  Instead of needlessly stuffing the card into an envelope just give the recipient the card and use the envelope to make a “baglet” for a lovely gift.  Rather than buying a new card at all, consider a makeover for a plain notecard and a used or found envelope to make a gift bag.

Envelope Gift BagsJessica Jones, from How About Orange, shares this wonderful tutorial for turning envelopes into gift bags, which she cutely nicknames “baglets”.  The tutorial includes a printable template for a To/From label and tips for decorative touches like a scalloped edge or adding a ribbon handle.

For other great eco-gift wrapping ideas try using comic strips or these tips from Danny Seo.

[Images by Jessica Jones for How About Orange]

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I am a work-at-home mom busy chasing after my son and establishing my eco-business, Tiny Décor. I also write the Tiny Décor Blog aimed at modern parents trying to go green for their kids. Tiny Décor has allowed me to turn a passion for sewing, craft, and environmentalism into a business. Blog writing has become an outlet for me to share my experiences going green, being a parent, and loving the planet.

5 Responses to Turn Envelopes Into Gift Bags

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  2. Angela says:

    Great idea! I have just featured your blog on mine.

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