I become even more retro and vintage at Christmas time. I think as I get older, I enjoy more retro stuff. Er…or maybe it is me that is actually become more vintage.
Anyhoo, I found some old forgotten sticker paper in our office/guest room and I went nuts printing vintage images for packages and gift bags.
Really, I went a little overboard.
I have decorated six-pack containers. (See an upcoming post on making a Barbershop Reindeer Sextet out of craft root beer bottles.)
I’ve done up gift bags galore.
And, I have even just slapped my homemade stickers on wrapped packages instead of bows and ribbons.
The process is simple.
Find some unusual prints and either scan or save them into a photo editor. Edit if necessary. Lay out on sticker paper in Word or Publisher. Print on your color printer. Cut out, peel and stick on a bag (or package).
Not only will these bags hold your gifts for giving, but they will also be great conversation starters at your next holiday party.
Here are some of my favorite (and humorous) ones for gift bags. The following are from Kitsch and Retro. Click on the pictures to go to the original post.
Stay tuned because I have a treasure trove of authentic vintage postcards from my grandfather that I hope to scan and share throughout the season with you.