How to Create a Festive Floral Christmas Gift Bag

Hi everyone! Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? I can’t but I can say I’m a little ahead of the game and have a few holiday projects created ahead of time. This first project I want to share is for the 3rd Annual Comfort and Joy Event hosted by Eileen Hull. I up-cycled a cloth bag that a set of pillow cases came in and turned it into a gift bag for Christmas. I used the Sunflower Diecut to create my version of a poinsettia. Let’s get started!

First, I cut out the flowers and leaf out of paper from the Sunflower Die.

I used two of the smaller flowers and the leaf as a patterned to cut the felt slightly larger than the pattern.

I cut two of each of the flowers, total of four, and two leaves. I layered and adhered the flowers on top of each other. I did cut a set in a cream and peach color that I plan on using in another project (stay tuned).

The leaf I added a little glue to the center and pinched together.

Next I cut and tied in the center yellow embroidery thread and unwound. I adhered to the back of a flat back pearl, glued to the center of the flower and the leaf to the back of the flower. I also cut out a couple of hollies from green felt from the Funky Festive Thinlits and added.

I used an assortment of metallic threads, green thread, gold ribbons, gold vines, pom pom trim and red berry sprays to “bling” out the flower.

I have managed to acquire a collection of these fabric bags but never really knew what to do with them but now I do.

Once everything dried I adhered the flower below the elastic on the bag and let that dry well.

I added a body wash to the bag and now my first Christmas present is wrapped! YAY!

But sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog and see what her team has been up to! You can find the latest posts HERE and HERE. If you aren’t a part of Eileen Hull’s Fun Club be sure to join (this is the only way to see the teams Comfort and Joy projects) you can find that link HERE (be sure to answer the questions when joining).


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Sunflower Diecut

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Funky Festive Thinlits

Diecut Machine

Felt: Light Pink, Hot Pink, Green, Moss

Beacon Adhesives: Fabri-Tac Adhesive

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive


Flat Back Pearl, Thread, Metallic Thread, Gold Ribbon, Gold Vines, Pom Pom Trim Red Berry Sprays

Cloth Bag

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is great and enjoy creating!


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