Christmas Tutorial Surprise – Gift Bag

This is part one of a four-part tutorial set of the Christmas Surprise I mentioned in the Weekly Photo Challenge post here. In each of the parts I will show you how I made all of these fun things:

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

  1. Mustache Wrapping Paper
  2. Ombre Bleach Tee
  3. Mustache Mug
  4. Merry Christmas Gift Bag

First, the gift bag!!

Christmas Tutorial Surprise - 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!!)
  • Scissors

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

~~~ 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.

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

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 :)

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

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.

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

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.

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

4. While those are drying, grab the green yarn.

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

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.

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

5. Allow to dry completely. Flip bag over and repeat steps if desired.

Christmas Tutorial Surprise

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!!


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