You know those mylar balloons that are too nice to want to throw away? Here's a way to reuse them, sometimes over and over, as pretty and free gift bags.
Note: This is a small and simple instructable, but the first one I'm doing entirely on my phone – I hope it works :-)
Step 1: The Balloon
Deflate a Mylar balloon by making a little cut at the top of the balloon balloon. Flatten it out.
You can save this for later or proceed if you need to wrap something now.
Step 2: Cut Off Valve
Cut off the air intake valve about a half inch from the bottom of the balloon.
Step 3: Tape the Tab
Neatly tape the tab on to what will be the back of your project.
Step 4: Open the Top
Cut off the top seam of the balloon as close to the top as possible. Then open it up and you have a bag : )
If your balloon is round, just cut as much of the top seam off as you need for the gift you are giving.
Step 5: Wrap
Filled the bag and gather the top so that the decoration shows.
Step 6: Happy Gift Bag!
Tie off the gather with tape, a rubber band, or string. Finished with the ribbon or bow.
Give your gift!