It’s no secret I suffer from an array of health issues, and long gone are the days and weeks I’d spend crafting and setting up seasonal decor.
We have a room built around our furnace that we use for storage, in it you use to find stacks of the large Rubbermaid totes, mostly seasonal decor.
Those stacks have dwindled in the last 5 years, each time it is seasonal decor swap time, hubz drags them out and I severely thin the contents, making keep and donate piles.
This year was no different, we had 4 Halloween bins, and I think I’ve dwindled it to 2.
I’m working on accepting the fact that the house will no longer be filled with tons of handmade and found treasures
What is helping me is finding ways to brightened my surroundings for the holidays without needing much physical energy to make, pack and unpack things.
Keeping with a creepy for cheapy theme, these were all made with thrifted and garage sale fabrics. At most each bag cost $2 to make.
Everyone needs to shop, everyone needs to tote things around, weather it’s for a day or evening out, or like me , work in progress crochet projects.
Fabric bags have become a necessity in our day and age, our country is doing away with most single use plastics in the near future, no more option to pay 5 cents per bag, bring your own or carry your stuff lol, I support that 100%
These are an easy way to add holiday cheer minimally, they store easily, and work up quickly (follow the link below for my tutorial, don’t worry beginner sewers you’ll be fine) make some yourself or ask a friend or family member to make them.
Half the fun is finding the fabric, I always make extra to gift, if someone asked me to make some I’d gladly be paid with enough fabric to make myself one too.
How cute would your dollar store, thrift store, and craft store hauls look in these, I get compliments all the time and asked if I sell them.
Two reasons I don’t “sell” these, A they are far from perfect because of my disabilities and B my health and disabilities do not allow me to produce enough to have “stock”. I gladly make them for family and friends at my own pace and have sold some for cost at garage sales, but other then that, no selling.
Click HERE for my DIY fabric bag tutorial.
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