LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Friday, November 9, 2012

CREATING BAGS

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?


Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

3 comments:

A Vintage Fairy said...

These are awesome!! I can't wait to get off of work today, so I can do some crafting this week end!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are really fun! Great re-use ideas, too!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love burlap. The bags are a great idea.