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How to Make A Reusable Drawstring Bag
Posted By Janel On December 6, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Budget Living,Christmas,DIY,Gift Ideas,Great Gifts | 1 Comment
Need special packaging for a gift? Make a drawstring bag! Life as Mom contributor Janel  will show you how to make a custom drawstring bag from fabric as well as one from a store bought pillowcase.
Sometimes you’ve got a gift and it just calls for a little special packaging…especially if the gift calls for reusable packaging.
Recently, I made a little board game with small pieces and needed a bag to keep it all together when not in use. Because my game is larger than the store-bought drawstring bags that I saw, I decided to make my own from the oodles of scrap fabric I’ve got in my craft closet. The beauty of a DIY drawstring bag is that you can make it to your specifications while using what you’ve got.
Have you ever seen how Amazon “gift wraps” large packages? They just throw it in a big drawstring bag! You can easily make your own large drawstring bag in minutes with a pillowcase. No sewing machine required.
Using a store bought pillowcase is a minimal-sew alternative that also allows you to wrap a large gift.
Gift Ideas at Life as MOM that would be great in a drawstring bag:
- Fruit of the Spirit Ornaments  – Keep these ornaments together during storage in a drawstring bag. Tuck the Bible verse from the printable into the bag so you can read the verse and make sure all the ornaments are accounted for when you take down your tree.
- Memory Game  – Keep all of the pieces together!
- Janel is a stay-at-home mom of two daughters and a “law school wife” in Virginia. Raised in a budget-conscious and DIY-minded family, she blogs about motherhood, crafts, and living on a law school budget at Life with Lucie and Ella . You can read all of Janel’s Life as MOM posts here .
For more gift ideas, check out this extensive list of DIY gifts  for every man, woman, and child.
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