Quick and Easy Gift Bags

It’s that time of year again-end of the academic year, and frantic rushing around trying to think of gift ideas for teachers to show your appreciation for all their hard work with your little darlings. I find this really hard-I want it to be something that they like, that won’t end up in next year’s raffle, and that ideally involves Buying Nothing New. And is not too much work.

This year, I already had gooseberry jam and elderflower cordial in the cupboards, so came up with genius idea of making some scones, adding in a pot of clotted cream, and presenting it nicely.
Which sounds great. Except I forgot about the ‘presenting it nicely’ bit until the morning of the last day of term.

Then I remembered seeing these really quick and easy gift bags somewhere on Pinterest.
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This is what you need:

This is what you do:

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(The eagle eyed among you may have spotted that my bag was made with the fold at the bottom, and I therefore had to sew two hems at the top, and sew up each side separately. Much easier to do it the way I’ve just described above-isn’t hindsight wonderful?!)



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lindaswildlifegarden - 24/07/2014

Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
lovely blog Jen thank you for sharing have a blessed day

mommyemu - 24/07/2014

Such a great idea

Jen - 24/07/2014

Thanks Emma!

Vivienne Downes - 24/07/2014

If you make smaller versions of these out of old terylene nets you can use them to keep your necklaces in so they don’t get tangled together :o)

Jen - 25/07/2014

Good idea Vivienne, thankyou!

A lazy Girl Goes gre - 25/07/2014

Love this! Its looks so easy but really beautiful :) x

Jen - 25/07/2014

Have a go Trudie!

Fudge Fiasco | My Ma - 28/07/2014

[…] a slightly ill-judged effort, I tried to make fudge last week, whilst also trying to make scones and gift bags for the teachers at BigSmall’s school. It’s a recipe I have used before, but for some […]

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