Both bags were 'steals' from World Market shortly after Christmas 2 years ago at 90% off -- only 29 cents each, but quite plain/'undressed'. When I found them in my Christmas storage, I immediately die cut Spellbinders' 2012 Holiday Tree in a Bazzill paper that perfectly matched the bag's handles. I liked it's simple elegance, so merely added the sparkly star and silver pearls to complete it.
For my cream bag, I assembled a left-over felt poinsettia and hot glued it to my bag over the gold mesh trim that I stitched on along the edges through the open-weave bag. I just love how elegant the trim looks on this bag and both projects were very easy/inexpensive -- a big bonus during the busy holiday season! ;~}
Hope you have time to share your creative holiday packaging ideas with us @ My Sheri Crafts. We'll be back in early January, 2013 with a New Year's worth of fun challenges too!!!