Holy Gift Bags Batman. . .FREEBIE!


I don't usually do freebies right on top of one another, however, I seem to be drowning in the Holiday Gift Wrap Bags I was obsessed with making for the last 2 years. I was wrapping presents today, which means I was shoving things in the gift bags and tying the ribbons because I have vowed not to use wrapping paper (unless it is off another gift or I already own it). Anyway, truly, this is THE easiest way to wrap gifts. No tape, no scissors (who can find those anyway?), no paper cuts. . .even my husband can handle it.

Can you help take some off my hands? If you are a randomly selected winner you will get 2 handmade gift wrap bags from the Green Bag Lady. I have already put them in envelopes so they are just waiting for names and addresses. There will be FIVE lucky winners.

Just FYI, the bags may or may not look like the ones pictured above AND they may or may not need to be touched up with an iron. Those of you who know me well, know that I DO NOT iron! :)

To enter this freebie do the following:

•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out dot and at so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, we will not hunt you down to send you a freebie, thanks.

•DEADLINE FOR THIS FREEBIE IS MIDNIGHT (CST) Tuesday, DECEMBER 15, 2009.

•5 winners will be randomly selected on Dec 16 to win 2 gift bags each.

If you are not selected, the gift wrap pattern is here, make some!

Thanks for playing! Good luck! Teresa

P.S.--I don't know what is going on with my blog header, I have my web team on it. Um, that really means my friend James who works for chocolate.

P.P.S--Yes, those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I stole the bag wrap photo from this post last year. No time for photos when you do a spur of the moment freebie!

Congratulations to our winners, Helen, Patsy, Martha, Lee and Christene. Thanks for the comments. Helen, Bagette Dad has not heard from you. Leave a comment if you did not get his email!

59 comments:

Debbie said...

Count me in, please. I already use gift bags, but have not yet managed to train gift recipients to return them to me (or reuse them, as far as I can tell,sadly).

debbie (at) pobox (dot) com

Freda said...

I absolutely love this idea! I'm not sure why I didn't think of this sooner.
freda.messick(at)gmail(dot)com

Mama24Monkeys said...

Oh...how I would LOVE a couple of these!
I promised myself no paper wrap for family gifts. I bought special fabric for each kid that will be sewn into a quilt made just for them.
I had never thought of making bags. I think I will need to take any "extra fabric" and make a few to use through out the year. Thanks for the great idea!
kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

Rose.W. said...

What a fantastic idea. I haven't yet purchased wrapping paper so might try making a few of these.

LittleBoodah(at)gmail(dot)com

Juli said...

I would love to win! In fact, thanks for the pattern. My daughter was looking for something to put her presents for her gift swap at school in...these would be perfect.

bubbachenille said...

I have been making really small ones for gift cards or jewelry but I have never realy thought of making bugger ones and to try not to use paper. Good thinking I say !
bubbachenille at bigpond dot com
Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas..

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! I reuse paper gift bags until they are in tatters....I am sure these will hold up much better - and are much more beautiful!
Amy in Texas
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Erin said...

Hello! Thanks for yet another giveaway, you generous lady, you. :)
airynd(at)gmail(dot)com

Grace said...

I just wanted to let you know you have inspired me to not purchase ANY wrapping paper this year. I've made bags and am using boxes (like cereal boxes that can be recycled after we open them)). I am only using a little tape and am using bits and scraps of ribbon and fabric for bows.
(I don't want to be entered in the freebie, I just wanted to let you know how inspirational you are!)

Helen said...

I am totally in love with the idea of NOT using/wasting wrapping paper this Christmas!

helen_ono(at)hotmail(dot)com

Meredith said...

Oh boy! Count me in!
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Betsy said...

Thanks for another great giveaway - I've been meaning to quit the wrapping paper habit!

Grace Wong said...

wow, I'd love to win one!
count me in!
shou(dot)milk(at)gmail(dot)com

MegRNC said...

super awesome idea!
megrnc(at)gmail(dot)com

Sonja said...

What a great idea, thanks.
mawsix(at)hotmail(dot)com

Vanessa said...

Count me in! I love these. I just found your site today from Sew Mama Sew.
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Bo Tai-tai said...

I love gift bags.
Bo.taitai at gmail dot com

Pgoodness said...

Fabulous!! I made some last year, but no time this year!!

dgentz55(at)comcast(dot)net

cindy said...

I would be more then happy to take them off your hands!
barrigacindy(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Pass them on to me, I would love the help with packaging my gifts.

ritabarriga(at)yahoo(dot)com

efemi said...

Thanks for this great giveaway and thaks for your blog and your patterns, you are very generous. Merry Christmas.

mlpl(at)hotmail(dot)es

Anonymous said...

You would save me the hassle of buying bags or worse buying paper.
barrigaf(at)yahoo(dot)com

OUMom said...

What another great giveaway and a great idea. I would love to have one of these. Thanks for the pattern.

mattdotballatsbcglobaldotnet

OUMom - Patsy

soapaddict said...

Great idea, this will be the first year I'm not using wrapping paper. I can't wait!
soapaddict (at) gmail (dot) com

Karen said...

These are so Great! I would love to be entered! Everything you guys do is so wonderful!

Thank you so much!

Karen
hamaforever(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all you do with your green bags! Please enter me into your giveaway. Thanks.

Deborah
queensdap(AT)centurytel(DOT)net

Anonymous said...

Lovely idea of yours. Would love to be one of the winners!!

elsiechu(at)hotmail(dot)com

mummy2jj said...

those gift bags look awesome!
alana(dot)francis(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bev said...

What a cool idea! Such pretty reusable bags. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

gradert2(at)gmail(dot)com

erin said...

i haven't gotten around to making mine yet--this would be a great help! crazymaizy(at)gmail(dot)com

Ashley and Jason Faucett said...

Love this! I hate buying wrapping paper and what is the point for it to go straight to that big black trash bag? Love reusable! faucsgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Paula L. said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration (because of you I spent the weekend sewing totes which will be presents for my friends and I had lots of fun).

ap_lemos(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy said...

I try to use recycled gift wrap from previous years but I like this idea even better!!! I am going to try your pattern--thank you!

Courtney D said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for the fab and timely giveaway!

courtney(dot)demers(at)yahoo(dot)com

CMEH said...

These are great! I have been making much simpler bags out of t-shirts and using stencils to decorate. I would LOVE some fancier ones to use.... I am going to need to check out the pattern to see if I can do it myself to...> I think this is the BEST way to wrap presents.... so easy and so useful!

Heather Mader said...

I LOVE this! I've made and given away bags throughout the year for Birthday presents but this is my largest scale project! THanks so much!
loquaciousflamomATyahooDOTcom
hope that was right!

Nancy S. said...

What a great idea! I need to make some myself. I would love to take a couple off your hands.
quiltlady59(at)fuse(dot)net

Leslie said...

this is a awesome giveaway...thank you for the chance. i have been collecting fabric over the last few years to use for wrapping gifts...but these little bags would be so much easier.

lezlie21(at)aol(dot)com

Sara said...

What a great idea, love them!

johndeere4320 (at) verizon (dot) net

Sara said...

Love, love, love this idea. Even if I don't win I am going to grab the pattern.
Thanks for hosting!

lastdogz said...

I would love to start the tradition of reusable fabric bags for my family. Thanks for the opportunity!

m_miller81(at)hotmail(dot)com

cafeeclectic said...

Great idea!

jennsquared(at)gmail(dot)com

Jackie said...

Great idea! (reposting my comment from before, I realized I forgot the number in my email address, opps)

jlkarls3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Justine

This is a great idea! Quick, easy and reusable. Count me in!

jwong626[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

This would be perfect for my family.

cindymikewong(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bre said...

Would love to get these! oscar0183(at)yahoo(dot)com

FeatherBunkle said...

Sweet--I'm totally making these this week as I was "gifted" three garbage bags of fabric scraps.
heather -dot- kunkel at gmail -dot- com

amandem said...

Oooh this would be so much easier for me since I'm on bedrest with my 3rd child! These are such a good idea!
emmy_s(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Raven said...

Count me in! (I'm actually especially excited about the pattern.) thepurloinedletter1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carrie said...

Oooh! I love your idea!! How fantastic! Thanks for including the pattern! :)
daisies518 at yahoo dot com

Lee said...

One can never have enough gift bags. I just made 7 of your bags this weekend. they are so quick and easy. Iam also passing your ideas to my sister
lad_216(at)hotmail(dot)com

DieselMonkey said...

i would love to win one of your bags. thanks for the opportunity.
nls_medellin(at) yahoo(dot) com

mamamouseiam said...

Yes, please enter my name! IF I win (and I hope I do!) you can reach me by leaving a comment on my blog. Thank you! :-)

Rachel Carlson said...

cheers to bags and going green. all of my gifts are handmade AND will be wrapped in recycled bags, fabric, burlap, etc. happy holidays to you!

rachelincolorado (at) yahoo (dot) com

Laura said...

I'd been planning on making/using reusable gift wrap this year but, let's face it, I pooped out on it!

hula_lula_84(at)yahoo(dot)com

MsCinderella said...

what adorable gift bags. i am totally going to borrow your idea and make a bunch of these.

cmyers91(at)verizon(dot)net

Anna said...

The ones in the pic. are beautiful! Thanks for doing this giveaway.
aehaas (at) gmail(dot)com

Helen said...

I didn't get Bagette Dad's email!! I'm so excited I won!!

helen_ono(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amber said...

Too funny! I just came across this now, about an hour after talking to my mom who said she sewed new pillow cases for my siblings and used that to wrap their gifts this year and tied it shut with ribbon. :)