Many years ago I had switched from wrapping Christmas gifts in paper to enclosing them in handmade bags. With with addition of my wonderful daughter-in-law and grandson to our family, my bag supply was woefully inadequate!
At the end of the holiday season last year (or maybe it was the year before) I bought about 12 yards of assorted Christmas fabrics on deep, DEEP discount. Over the weekend I "wrapped" our gifts and, as expected, needed a few more bags, LOL. If I can remember the next time I am in a hardware store I want to pick up some of the rubber dip to coat the end of the ties. I think that will hold up better than the scotch-tape I am currently using.
One down, quite a few more to go!