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!

Vintage Christmas Angel Gift Bag

Hi everyone! I’m back again with another idea for Christmas! This time I creating a gift bag to hold either candy or small gift.

I started by inking the Christmas angel stamp from Character Constructions: Vintage Christmas No. 4 with Wicked Black Ink onto a piece of Watercolor PaperPush the lid in of each of the following Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks: Palomino, Salmon, Posy, Graphite, Moonstone and Scuba. I removed the lid from each ink and add a little water and painted directly from each lid.

I watercolored the angel’s face and hands with Palomino ink and let dry. Next I shaded the face with Salmon ink and painted the outfit with Scuba ink and shade with Graphite ink. The head scarf and belt I painted with Moonstone ink. I painted the candle with Posy ink.
Once dry I fussy cut the angel image out, applied Clear Glitter to wings and outfit and added four flat back pearls to angel.

I cut the following pieces of patterned cardstock: 3″x6″ and 1 7/8″x3 1/2″ and adhered both to the front of the bag. I also cut two strips of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the bag. I cut a “V” into the end of the strips to create a banner and adhere to the bag.

Next I spritzed a wooden snowflake with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz and once dry adhered to the bag. 

I added sequins, buttons and flat back pearls to the snowflake.

I stamped the “Peace on Earth” sentiment from the Vintage Christmas No. 4 Stamp Set with Wicked Black Ink onto a strip of white cardstock and cut a “V” in the end to create a banner and added onto the top of the snowflake.

I applied Pop Dots to the back of the angel and add to the bag. To keep the bag closed I clipped a Mini Clothes Pin to the top of the bag. There you have it another DIY Christmas project that will save you time…as in getting out in all the shopping craziness and it will save you a little money too. 😊
I would like to submit this project for the following challenge: 

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Weeks #364-#365

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Eileen Hull: Party Flower Gift Bags

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my Inspiration Team project this month for Eileen Hull and this month’s theme is party planning. I have had this set of gift bags I had bought at Target in the Dollar spot laying around and thought wouldn’t it be nice to dress them up with some flowers???

So I cut a set of Romance Flowers Diecuts from white cardstock and painted all with watercolors and let dry.

I shaped slightly with a stylus and adhered a button and dew drop to the center and cut three Spring Leaves Diecuts (one for the other gift bag). I shaped both leaves and glued one to the back of the flowers along with twine and gold metallic thread. Once all that was dry I adhered the flower to the corner of the gift bag.

 I cut three sets of Heart and Soul Flower Diecuts out, shaped, glued together and add a button to the center. 

Next I added two Spring Leaves Diecuts and gold metallic thread to the back of the flower.

Now these little gift bags are all dressed up and ready for gift giving!

If you have missed some of the other design teams awesome party ideas be sure to hop over to Eileen’s blog and see all their craftiness.
If you have any questions about these projects please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Crafty Card Gallery: Celebration Seeds

Hi there! I know it has been awhile since my last post but me and my hubby are now first time grandparents…we are very happy, my son moved but stayed in state…insert a crying face even if we are two hours away and I have FINALLY started my long awaited craft room which we are still in the middle of doing. My parents came over to help and I am so thankful for them because I would have pulled out my hair with some of the crazy things that happened with the ceiling. After scraping the popcorn off the ceiling the paint crackled and flaked not once but three times which wasn’t fun let me tell you. That meant scraping three different times and dealing with dust but now it looks great along with the new paint color that is on the walls. Hopefully next week my parents will be back to install the new floors. 🙂
Well, I would like to share a card I created for Crafty Card Gallery and this month’s theme is flowers. What I created isn’t a card but a little gift bag which you can put a card inside, gift card or something fun.
I started out with a 5″x7 1/2″ Large Paper Bag which I cut the “flap” off and punched the top of the bag with a decorative punch. Cut and adhered a 5″x5″ piece from the Take Our Breath Away Gypsy Moments Cardstock and ink the edges with green chalk ink. Then I adhered a Black Bookmark off center of the bag.

I cut the Best Wishes image from the Seed Packets on Ivory Cardstock. I love this collection. You can leave it as is or add paint/color the image.

I used pop dots to raise the image off of the bag. I also used thread, tulle, lace, pearl sprays, paper flowers and buttons to finish off the bag. I hope you like what I created and if you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:
Other Supplies:Pink and Lime Green Thread, Lace, Tulle, Buttons, Paper Flowers, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Pearl Sprays, Chalk Ink

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Golden Mason Jar Gift Bag

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created for a challenge that is going on over at Sizzix’s blog. My inspiration comes from the photo below. I love the soft, blurred and watercolor feel of the photo and this my take on it.

I started off with a small polka dot gift bag and added soft and vintage looking cardstock. Next I cut a jar from the packaging of what Eileen Hull’s Canning Jars, 3D diecut came in. Yep, the jar is plastic…I then embossed it with the Snowballs embossing folder which is from the Winter Set from Sizzix.

I then applied three coats of Gold Enamel Glitter Paint and once dry I cut and twisted two pieces of 20 gauge copper wire around the neck of the jar and “curled” all the ends.

I added a vintage earring I had received in a swap along with some twigs to the corner of the jar. I cut the flowers and leaves from Brenda Walton’s Holiday Greenery diecut, shaped and added sequins and gems/jewels/dew drops to the centers of the flowers. I cut from matboard a tag from the Tags, Mini diecut (Retired Sizzix Orginal). I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Sugar Plum Fairy and once dry I added a rub on and flower to finish it off. I then tied it to the wire. 

I adhered lace and velvet ribbon to the bottom of the bag. What a perfectly adorable way to present a gift to a friend. If you have any questions please let me know. Be sure to check out Sizzix Challenge for this month and see what everyone else has created.
Also I am submitting this project for the Paper Wing Productions September Challenge.

Supplies Used:

Sizzix: Eileen Hull-Canning Jars,3D, Brenda Walton’s-Holiday Greenery, Winter Embossing Set, Tags, Mini (38-1207)
Polka Dot Gift Bag
Gems, Jewels
Velvet Ribbon
Gold Glitter Acrylic Paint
20 Gauge Copper Wire
Vintage Earring
Tattered Angels Sugar Plum Fairy Spray

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!