For many years I rely on my own gift wrapping rather than the store bought.I am never without rolls of white and brown papers and good quality gold and red ribbons. It has been my signature.
This year i started playing with decorating plain paper shopping bag with a very satisfying result. I found, that it makes the "receivers" feel very special and...I feel good myself.
Here is one I made for a baby shower with pearls,cristals andshells. I even wrote my wishes on the bag itself. For some reason I do not care for commercial greeting cards, eather. Sometimes I make those myself also.
On fallowing bags I went a little further:I took a photo of fan coral on the background of Clarance House fabric,that I originaly used for series of bathroom wall hangings.
It is great fun !!