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.

Zeenat's 3rd Birthday gift pack

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


Woolworths gift card holder

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.