Re-use the brown paper bag the shop packed your purchase in for quick gifting. A few thoughtful embellishments and the humble paper shopper is transformed into a special presentation.

A twined bundle of colour pencils complement the gift of colouring books inside.


If the bag is damaged, cut and fold it to wrap around your gift. Here, I’ve re-purposed this bag to fit a gift card and its holder while still retaining the straw handle. Using a bar of baby soap (this was for a cousin who’d just given birth) as a decorative element took away the impersonality of gifting her a store voucher.