Friday, March 13, 2009

Easy Way To Wrap A Gift Of Bread

Someone gave us bread cleverly packaged: inside a printed paper lunch sack (25-cents or less) and closed with tape. No plastic needed!

I've always liked these colorful, cheap bags, but I never considered using them for bread!

23 comments:

Marybeth said...

That's brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful idea and perfect for a "friendship" gift.

sandy toe

Western Warmth said...

That is a great idea! At Christmastime I like wrapping a brand new kitchen towel around the hot bread so that the towel is part of the gift. That can get more expensive, though.

Michele said...

Very cute! Although I still think I'd put on plastic to keep it fresh. And what kind of bread is that - it looks yummy with the sugar on top!

Scout's Honor said...

Loving the great ideas. Keep 'em coming. they had packs of these at the dollar store hear. Probably 1-2 cents each.

I lurve you, dollar store. :)

TimandKim said...

A student's parent sent me some bread for Christmas in a brown lunch sack, folded on the end and simply wrapped with a bow. Very cute and great way to wrap. Makes me want to keep brown lunch sacks at home.

TJ said...

They are also perfect for homemade cookies, candies, and granola. I do these mostly at Christmas, when I make all of the above as gifts.

NorahS said...

Those bags go on sale at Walgreens for 10/$1.00 around the holidays. Some of the designs are generic enough they could be used for any occasion. I have quite a few but never thought of using them for bread. Great idea!

Nate Desmond said...

That is clever. I wonder if it works better than plastic wrap. I know plastic wrap cannot be put on until the bread cools. Is it the same with paper bags?

Thanks,
Nate

Christi said...

I usually have an assortment of them here, but I've never thought of using them for bread, either. What a great tip!

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

I never seem to be able to get the plastic wrap to stick to foil pans!

That's why this bag idea is so appealing to me. I think it would keep the bread fresh enough to be eaten (at my house, anyway).

Busy Mommy said...

What a great idea! I always stock up on these after the holiday sales, so now I have another thing to use them for.

Brianna @ Heart(h) Management said...

What a great idea!

The Happy Housewife said...

I must be living under a rock because I have never seen those bags before! They are so cute. I make bread all the time, so this would be a great way to give it away.
Thanks!
Toni
http://thehappyhousewife.com

Kristyn Knits said...

great idea! can't wait to use it.

Tubo Family said...

I love it! As I am either taking the bread right from the oven, or letting it thaw from freezer when I've baked in bulk, plastic wrap never works for me either.

Workin' MAMA! said...

Meredith -

Sweet and delish blessings just keeping rolling your way my friend...
Yummy for you and the fam!

I've always loved those bags too!
They usually come 8 in a pack or individually at WALGREENs here -
Seasonal ones go for 10 cents sometimes 'after' the holiday is done! I will remember this for 'cookie' gifts I bake with the kids!

Latrice - working mama

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

I always use those bags when giving away mini loaves (I fold the bag over at the top, punch 2 holes, then thread ribbon through it), but it never occurred to me to use them for large loaves. That's a great idea!

kari and kijsa said...

What a perfect idea!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Cynthia said...

Nice idea...simple and pretty!

Carla said...

Thank- you for the reminder of using these kinds of bags. I will have to look through my Easter stuff, and see if I have any. I think I do, and I would love to use them to surprise some friends and family with some type of treat! I love the way you used the ribbon and hole punch on the other post. :)

Blessings, Carla

Rebecca said...

I'm under a rock too, having never seen those bags either! So cute! I think they're pretty enough for other types of gift giving too, especially if they only cost 10 cents a piece.

Hill upon Hill said...

Looks so cheerful.