Confetti Bags for St. Patricks Day

St. Patrick's Day Confetti Bag 3

Hi Friends! I am so happy to be with you and The Crafting Chicks again. I like to make special gifts and things for holidays but I also like them to be used after the holiday if at all possible. I give little gifts to my kids for St. Patrick’s Day, nothing big but something special to help celebrate the day. One year the gifts were in a St. Patrick’s Day mug, another year each of the kids got a green Old Navy hat with treats inside, this year I made these awesome Confetti Burlap Bags. Of course they will be filled with little treats and gifts. What You Need: 3 Paints (I used Sour Apple, Snow White and Metallic Glorious Gold – all DecoArt) Small Burlap Drawstring Bags (Target Dollar Spot) Pencil Eraser Wax Paper Place a piece of wax paper inside the bag so the paint doesn’t bleed through to the back side. Use the eraser side of [Read More…]

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Stamped Christmas Gift Bags::Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

featured image Christmas Gift Bags

Hey there!  It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  Are you enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas Series?  I sure am.  Today I am sharing my super cute and easy Stamped Christmas Gift Bags! I am a huge lover of all things packaging.  Giving a homemade gift bag or wrapping lets the person know how much you love them.  Plus, you can be as creative as you want to be when it comes to making these stamped gift bags. I love these fabric gift bags!  I ordered mine from a website but you can always make your own.  You can use the gift bags for just about anything.  Sweet treats, homemade candies or those odd shaped gifts that you can’t wrap. Let’s get to it! Supplies: Fabric gift bags Stamps Ink pads Fabric scraps Scissors Paint *optional Glitter *optional I wanted my bags to look simple and rustic and I think they turned out pretty good.  For my bags I used Christmas [Read More…]

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Snappy Bags


Snappy Bags are perfect for keeping little hands busy (they take a while for them to get open) or to hold the small items hanging out at the bottom of your purse. They use pieces of tape measure in the top to “snap” closed when you let go, so they automatically stay closed! So tricky. To make some Snappy Bags of your own you will need, fabric (scrap or fat quarters work great), a tape measure (my husband freely handed over a broken one), and decorative trim if you so desire. First, cut two pieces of fabric to be the same size. I found that 6″x12″ was a good size (but you can make them to fit anything!). And place them right sides together. Then sew the ends with a 1/4″ seam. Next, flip it so the right sides are out. Press with an iron. Here’s the trickiest part. Take a screw driver and remove the screws from the back [Read More…]

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