I am so in love with these! I saw the idea on Pinterest and thought it was a brilliant way to avoid paying for wrapping paper and gift bag...
To avoid that, I'm just gonna help everyone transition to cloth gift bags by showing you how amazing they are! The cool thing too is if they start to look wrinkly from overuse, you can wash them and iron them because they're fabric! Yay! Plus, I think they look like Santa bags which is so cool!
I used this tutorial, very veryyyyy loosely because I was hurrying. Afterwards I tried different ideas for the tag. I made little tags with chalkboard fabric a few different ways, none which thrilled me, and attached them to the bag with a safety pin or snaps. Finally I settled on adding a piece of chalkboard fabric directly to the bag (after I had sewn it). I just zig zag stitched it on. I'm not sure how that'll effect it's ability to be washed. I think for next year I'm going to just embroider name tags for them and snap them on, but this year I needed to work faster than that.
Note that I always try to buy fabric ribbon when I find Christmas ribbon at the stores because I like to be able to use it for multiple purposes. I don't like the cheap papery stuff. I found the ribbon I used at Target I think... just had to keep an eye out for a cheap version. It's expensive at the craft store!
These really are better looking in person. LOVE THEM!
Here the tag is attached directly to the bag.
Left: Attached tag with a snap. Right: Attached by sewing directly onto the bag.
To save time, anyone who lived in the same household had to share a bag. Sorry, haha.