Adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle in all aspects of life is the need of the hour. Be it eco-friendly kitchen products, recycled products, environment friendly vehicles etc. One of the most indispensable item of any parties and ceremonies taking place in our day-to-day lives are gifts and goody bags.
If you decide to keep your goody bags eco-friendly too, you will not just get personal satisfaction but also heaps of appreciation from your friends. Here is how you can creatively make eco-friendly goodly bags in comforts of your home.
Eco friendly Goody Bag Ideas
Here are some of my favorite eco-friendly goody bag ideas. Use them to make some interesting goody bags for birthday gifts, return gifts, Christmas gifts and personalized wedding gifts.
Stitch up three sides of the jute bags with colorful wool. The edge of the fourth side can be hemmed with a plain thread. Stitch on bag handles made from jute strips or else use some colorful cloth from used garments to make the bag handles.
You can decorate the jute bag surface with a dried flowers or use some fabric paints to make designs with a paint brush. Such jute bags make for an interesting giveaway goody bag.
Let the bag dry well. Punch holes in the center of the open end and run a thin jute rope or used old satin ribbons through them to make for goody bag handles. Now use some water colors to paint the bags in single color or use 3 or 4 colors to paint vertical lines of equal proportions all over the bag.
Punch holes on either sides and run some used satin ribbons through them and knot them towards the inside. The bag handles are now done. Use some dried flowers or colored paper for making artistic designs on the bag. One way of making personalized goody bag is to cut bold printed alphabets and letters from newspapers to form words and messages.
Stick these letters and use some glitter and sparkle pens to make attractive design fillers. This technique of newspaper cutting can be used for single gift purpose only. It would be tedious to make newspaper letter cuttings for hundreds of return gift goody bags for weddings!
Alternately, you can dye them in fabric colors to make them colorful. When making goody bags for your 5 years old upcoming birthday bash, take help of your kid to paint and decorate the bags with vegetable imprints.
You may just ask your kid to make colorful peacocks by dipping his palms in varied colors and printing the palm image on the loot bags. Painting ideas for decorating cotton loot bags can be unique for each bag.
One huge advantage of eco-friendly goody bags is that they do not cut a huge hole in your wallets. These ideas not only give you a scope to try out your imagination but they also make you realize your creative potential.