I figured I'd better not wait with this post until Christmas is over. My December Pin // Make (the November one is coming soon, I promise!) is my take on this tutorial that A Beautiful Mess made on how to make professional looking gift bags. I didn't make any handles, but taped it shut at the top so you couldn't see what's inside and I think it makes a perfect gift bag for somewhat larger presents.
I did feel that the plain bag was rather boring, so I decorated it a little with cut out (thank you Silhouette Portrait) reindeers (from Miss Kate Cuttables) and stars.
I made something else to wrap a little gift for my sister (not telling what it is in case she reads this):
Isn't he cute?? He didn't work out entirely as I wanted to - you can see I smudged a little with the glue (which is not this visible in natural light), and the strips around the sides were slightly too big. I did adjust that on the bottom part, but the glue on the lid had already dried and I didn't want to take it apart then. His buttons and eyes are little rhinestones that I painted with nailpolish, and the cutting file is from SVG Cuts, who are currently offering this in a free set of five patterns!