First, the gift bag!!
~~~ Ingredients ~~~
- Paint Brush
- Cup of Water
- Paper Towel (because I’m ALWAYS messy)
- Extra glue
- Mod Podge
- Micron Pen
- Green Yarn
- Cream Cloth Bits (quilt scraps)
- Red Cloth Bits (Grandma scraps)
- Cream Bag (mine was from Anthropologie. I bought super cute drawer knobs!!)
~~~ Instructions ~~~
1. Lay your bag flat with one side facing up. (If you choose to cover both sides like I did, then you will need to do them one at a time. They stick better that way.) Pick your red cloth and arrange over the label.
When you find a position you are happy with, mod podge the back of the cloth bits and attach to the gift bag. I used the paint brush and painted the cloth, then I pressed it onto the bag. It was very wet and sticky :)
2. While that is drying, it’s time to make some “Merry Christmas!” declaration bits. Using the micron pen and the cream scraps, write “Merry Christmas” in a pretty font on the fabric. Then using scissors trim it down to the size you like. I used two different sizes on my bag.
3. Using the mod podge, paint the back of the Christmas scrap and attach it the the red bits already on the bag. Note: My red scraps were still wet when I added the cream bit. It worked fine for me, but it may work better if you let the red dry completely first. One of mine did peel a bit on the edge when drying so I used the glue to put it back on.
4. While those are drying, grab the green yarn.
Cut it into two equal lengths (I knotted the ends.) and dip into mod podge. You want the yarn dripping wet. Squeeze out the excess mod podge and lay the yarn across the bag, one above and the other below the “Merry Christmas” label.
5. Allow to dry completely. Flip bag over and repeat steps if desired.
Well, there you have it. A cute personalized gift bag! You could do so many different things. For a wedding you could have a colored bag with a white dress cutout mod pogded with “Congratulations!” on there. A valentine bag would be adorable. Oh! And a “Happy Birthday!!” one could be extra fun. Imagine the random bits of cloth that could be confetti, balloons, presents and cake! Oh the possibilities!!