Decorating gift packaging, such as a Cake Box or Treat Bag can seem a bit daunting at first — a small treat sack presents a suddenly huge blank canvas.
Rest assured, however, you may only need to go as far as your desk drawer, and maybe into your gift-wrapping or scrap-booking supplies, to create a unique and memorable homemade gift.
Additional tools that you may use to add greater or more precise detail to your decorations include: a craft knife; paper punch-outs; paper trimmers; pinking shears; a hot glue gun; colored pens, markers, pencils and crayons; rubber stamps and colored ink pads; stencils or templates.
A variety of papers, such as cardstock, vellum, stationery, tissue paper, wrapping paper and even newsprint are useful for covering boxes or paper bags, as well as for creating cut-outs.
Other useful materials include: Fanci-Foil or foil wrap; Cake Doilies; contact paper; fabric, including Organza or Tulle Circles; felt; foam board; ribbon, yarn, raffia and pipe cleaners; stickers or rub-on shapes and letters for personalizing gifts.
Use leftover cardstock or construction paper to create a coordinating gift tag or recipe card for your decorated gift.
You can also use glue sticks, pens and glue guns to secure your decorations. Almost anything you may have on hand may be used. However, avoid using spray adhesives to decorate boxes or bags, many are not food safe.
Trim or pleat Clear Party Bags or Treat Bags to customize the fit of the gift. If a bag still seems slightly oversized, pleat the bag where necessary and use tape to secure into place.