I've been busy at the craft stores. I have a lot of work to do for the holidays.
I found a formula for rusty bells and will be getting to this very soon. I love using tiny rusty bells in my holiday creations.
I have a love affair with burlap so I purchased yet another roll from JoAnn's Fabrics. I will be making more sacks for special gifts.
Do you see this green trim? Well I found this in the 80% off Halloween bin, it ended up costing 1.29, yup $1.29. Well, while browsing around more in the store I came upon a rack with this exact trim only with a holiday/Christmas packaging and it was $6.99, same exact thing, go figure that!
I determined I love the color and can use it in some holiday art, don't you think so?
I needed all of these items, too.
I have several swap projects to create, a banner, a tea cup, a secret santa box to prepare and two cake boxes to make.
I needed these items, too.
I am going to make several nest from brown hay material, spray with adhesive and glitter with this red, gold and white.
I wanted to repost my recent bag/pouches I've created lately, and share with you on how I created the ones made of burlap.
If you follow my blog you know I love a good swap and join in when I can.
While sending my swap item off to my swap partner I also love to add a little something extra. I love to add a lot of flare to my packaging, somethings I think this is more exciting than the item being swapped.
I created a couple of bags using burlap on a roll that I purchased from JoAnn's Fabric's.
These rolls are approx. 5" wide by several yards on the roll (sorry I don't remember).
Folding enough burlap in half, I determine how large/long I want my bag/sack to be.
These were created for the Halloween season so using orange and black thin ribbon I crocheted the top edges over to stop fraying and with crocheting the sides I created the bag/sack.
I embellished with vintage linens, doily pieces, bows and tiny rusty bells.
I am so looking forward to creating some more of these for the holiday season, I can't wait to get started on that, so stay tuned.
I have more thoughts for the bag/sacks if you'd like to create some for yourself; you could use for your gift giving, fill with candy in a plastic bag, a greeting card, make one tall enough to hold a bottle of wine, the possibilities are endless.
These rolled oat bags I have had for awhile, I embellished with some vintage trims and such and restrung with black lace for closure of the bag.
These bags I purchased at a recycle shop for very little.
I do wish I had a ton more of these sacks, I just loved them.
Maybe I will be lucky once again and find something just like it in my travels.
Are you all about the details when it comes to your packaging of gifts?