Everybody loves to receive surprises packed in beautiful gift wraps or gift bags. Presenting any gift in a glittery, printed plastic gift bag can enhance the gesture and impress a person even more. You might have received a bunch of gifts in an array of design gift bags. Do you still have them in the corner of your closet? If you don’t know what to do with them, we have some great ideas.
In this article, we will discuss creative ideas to reuse gift bags you have received or bought till now. These ideas are going to be entertaining and beneficial for the environment as well.
Is there any better way to use plastic gift bags than making them a gift wrapper? The purpose can come full circle but in a different way. This idea works the best with thin gift bags. You can simply remove their handles and put the gift inside, and wrap it as you do. If you think that the print or design of the gift bag is too plain for the gift, you can try sticking tiny decorations onto it. Colorful pompers or tassels will work the best.
Another very useful technique to reuse old plastic gift bags is repurposing them for groceries or shopping. It will save your money as you would not need to ask for back from the cashier. So, the next time you go shopping, take your classy bag instead of buying one at the store. It is also wasteful to buy a plastic bag every time you hit the grocery store. You can easily avoid doing so and contribute to saving the environment.
Additionally, plastic gift bags have the added advantage of being stronger than regular grocery bags. If you plan to splurge on shopping today, rely on that plastic gift bag kept in the corner.
If you believe in sustainability, using the gift bag as a book cover is smart to repurpose. It avoids the use of paper, which you would have used otherwise, and also reuses the plastic, which you might have wasted. This way, you will be repurposing one item and avoiding the purchase of another. Pick your favorite plastic gift bag and cover your book with fun prints.
This one is also one of our favorite ways to reuse gift bags. It works better with paper gift bags, but plastic also works. You can create a beautiful envelope out of the gift bags to wrap another lovely gesture for your loved one. Turn the gift bag in a pouch envelope, origami envelope, or a taped envelope. The techniques may vary depending on how you want your envelope to look. But they all are easy to make, especially the pouches.
If you still love writing letters or presenting your gift with a heart-filled message, envelopes might come in handy for you. Send the message packed under the hand-made envelope as there’s no more perfect way to surprise your loved one.
Repurposing is not limited to these ideas. You can bring out your creative self and make something more out of the plastic gift bags. Or, you can simply repurpose them for what they are, gift bags! Pack the gift for your friends and family in those gift bags, and you’ll ensure that they are not wasted.