Galentine’s Day (officially marked February 13th by Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks & Recreation) is a day to celebrate lady friends. As Knope so elegantly states in the show, “ladies celebrating ladies.” While it’s nice to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your SO, we all need a girls night every once in a while!
What better way to show your girls you love them than with homemade Galentine’s Day gift bags? And even better if they’re stuffed with their favorite treats – wine, chocolate, and candy to name a few.
We used Cricut Design Space to create text and Cupid-inspired images for the gift bags. But you could also use InDesign or Illustrator. For the love of lady friends, get creative.
Once your made-with-love fonts and phrases are crafted, print your designs onto transfer paper. You can purchase transfer paper at craft stores, office supply outlets, or online. We went with reds, pinks, and tons of glitter for our bags, but you could go the extra mile and personalize even further by using each friend’s favorite color.
When the transfer sheets are printed, grab your CHI iron. Make sure you follow the iron-on directions found on your transfer paper pack or individual sheets. They will vary by brand.
Apply pressure and hold the CHI iron downward on the transfer sheet and lettering on top of the bags. Once you have ironed for the specified time, let the iron-on cool. Carefully peel back the transfer paper and there you have it – customized gift bags for all your gal pals.
These customized Galentine’s Day gift bags are the perfect way to spread the love this February. Host a craft night with your ladies to make them together as a group or hand them out as party favors at your annual Galentine’s Day party. You could even toss in their favorite CHI haircare product like hairspray or volumizer (which happen match the bags perfectly) for the finishing touches on their Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day looks.