I had a lovely brown paper bag, but the problem was the big logo on the sides. I recently discovered the magic of gesso, so after painting both sides with it, I basically had a clean canvas to work with.
|Repurposed gift bag side 1|
|Repurposed gift bag side 2|
I grabbed some stencils and spray inks and just had fun. I love how quickly the spray inks dry, so this took no time at all. I tried to stick to a more male feel for the bag so that it could be used again.
So there you go. No need to throw out the branded gift packets.