First, I have to say that I’m obsessed with this project. I had to tell myself to stop taking photos of it because they were getting out of control. Does anyone need 40 pictures of a sweater gift bag? I didn’t think so.
Gifting a bottle of something tasty to a hostess is a good standby, but it’s easy to get lost in the pack of gifts arriving at the party if yours doesn’t stand out. Instead of wine, think about gifting a fun liqueur, like Kahlúa, and to include a few recipes along with it. The reason I love giving recipes is because it gives your hostess some creative ideas and shows her that you put more thought into your gift than swinging by the liquor store on the way to her house.
In addition to the recipes, a beautiful and handmade gift bag highlights the specialness of what’s inside. This darling sweater gift bag cost me $1.50 to make. No kidding. That’s cheaper than the paper ones at the store. Here’s the full how-to! [Read more…]