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A Sweet Snowman Gift Bag

It’s getting closer to that big day where gifts are given with holiday cheer, and why not make someone’s day by giving them a sweetly wrapped package that combines beautiful May Arts Ribbon with Lawn Fawn products? I’ve got a few quick tips and tricks to show you how to transform a plain paper bag lunch sack into a sweet snowman gift bag.

To start creating the tag as part of the focal point of the gift, I die cut some fun teal and aqua patterned paper from Lawn Fawn Fa-la-la Collection and created a sentiment from Critters in the Forest stamped on top of a banner.

I stamped the smaller snowman from Lawn Fawn’s Making Frosty Friends Stamp Set onto plain white cardstock, colored his nose with marker. The next step was to stamp the same snowman onto a piece of double sided adhesive. I adhered the trimmed adhesive over my stamped image and then covered it with glitter. The snowman was then trimmed out, but needed a bit of dressing up, before I could attach it to the tag.

The snowman needed a scarf! To make the snowman’s scarf, I unraveled about a foot of May Arts’ Baker’s Twine in Aqua, separating the colored thread from the white. I tied a few knots on both ends of the aqua string and wrapped it around the glittered snowman, and attached him to the tag.

I cut about a foot of May Art’s Faux Linen Ribbon in Aqua and wrapped this around the gift bag (be sure to include your gift inside the bag before you wrap it with the ribbon!). This ribbon is nice and wide at 1.5 inches and was a nice compliment to the kraft of the lunch bag. I cut another five inch length of ribbon and looped it three times and tucked this between the two ribbon ends that had been wrapped around the bag and secured all with a plain staple.

The tag was attached to the bag with a small clothespin (so the recipient has the option to use the tag on their own gift!).The final result of the package, I hope, will put a smile on someone’s face, and as an added bonus, and it was so easy and quick to make! May Arts offers has so many color options available in both the Faux Linen and Baker’s Twine that I think I’ll be making some more of these with the other patterns included in Lawn Fawn’s Fa-la-la Collection!

Blog post by: Karen Baker

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May Arts Ribbon Used:

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Other Supplies Used:

  • Glitter
  • Lunch Bag
  • Clothespin
  1. Lee

    Cute and simple! My kind of wrapping – thanks for the ideas!

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  2. Kristie Maynard

    Adorable!  Love the color.

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  3. Ruth G

    Great sparkly snowman! The ribbon really takes things up a notch. Someone is going to feel very special when they get this! TFS!

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  4. Kelly Bertram

    what a CUTE snowman and such a cute gift packaging idea!

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  5. SueB of Blondin Blogs

    stinkin' cute snowman tag! hope HE didn't topple *wink*!

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  6. Mary Lou H

    I love this idea.    I don't like wrapping presents.   I always say I'd like to just stick them in a paper bag and hand them out.    Now I can do that and not feel guilty.      Thanks.

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  7. ~amy~

    DARLING!!!!

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  8. Lynnda

    Cuteness!!! Love the glittery snowman Karen!!! You rock!! Awesome… hugs…xoxo

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  9. kathy/NorthCarolina

    This really dresses up the brown paper bag!  Love that sweet snowman texture.

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  10. Miriam Prantner

    Love this CAS wrapping, adorable image/tag and beautiful ribbon!

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  11. Maria

    SUPER adorable!!!!

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  12. AliceW.

    love the glittery snowman. beautiful gift tag idea, Karen!

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  13. Message Keeper

    This is just super! I love the 'twine' scarf! Thanks for some tips on applying quick and simple glitter!

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  14. Cynthia B.

    Simple and cute – love the glittery snowman and his twine scarf!

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  15. Barb

    Love Karen's tag! The colors are awsome and I love that glittery snowman – such a fun way to create the scarf! 🙂

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  16. Janet Sisk

    Thanks for the inspiration.  I just LOVE that glittery snowman.  😀

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  17. Loly Borda

    What a lovely idea! I love that teal ribbon, and that snowman is pure cuteness with his scarf. TFS

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  18. Brenda B.

    Oh how fun, Karen! Love it. What a delightful way to dress up a gift bag. 

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  19. Lisa

    Karen your snowman is adorable! Love the twinkle he has and his sweet twine scarf. A sweet package too cute to open!

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  20. Maureen Hayes

    Oh my Karen, this is simple lovely!  I don't think you have to worry about putting a smile on anyone's face with this, you will no doubt!  I love the snowman, the scarf you created for him twine, the ribbon, the colors, everything!  Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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  21. belldoubleyou

    What a wonderful creation — full of visual interest but easy to put together and repeat.  (Although I think I would probably have to skip cutting out double-sided adhesive.  I'm pretty sure that would end in a sticky frustrated mess.)

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  22. Kim H

    love that glittery snowman, great technique. thanks for sharing.

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  23. Suzanne Watanabe

    This gift bag is so ADORABLE! Love the Aqua color twine and ribbon…it's a BEAUTIFUL color!

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  24. Kathy H

    Cute bag!

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  25. Tracey McNeely

    What a fantastic gift bag Karen your glittery snowman is awesome and thanks for sharing your technique.

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  26. Sherry Eckblad

    This is absolutely adorable and I love that lush ribbon and twine combination as well as that sweet snowman.

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  27. Sue D

    Very cute!

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  28. Nikki C

    Love this colour combo that snowman is just so cute against the bold blue ribbon 🙂

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  29. stephanie contreras

    clever clever clever idea with the snow covered snowman -love it!!!!!

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  30. Kati S.

    Such a great tag. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. NWFlamingo

    OOOO! Sparkley!  Love it!

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  32. Angela Ballou

    Wow. Adorable and simple. That's how I like it! Thanks for the great idea!

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  33. sharon gullikson

    I love his snowy look__and how you added him to a tag. Nice job.

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  34. Carol B

    Love that glittery snowman and the ribbon choice is perfect.
     
    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. katie brooks

    what fun this is, great job with the ribbons and bag!

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  36. Holly Tolman

    This turned out darling and what a great way to use the twine!

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  37. Denise Bryant

    Fun way to dress up the bag! Darling snowman and beautiful ribbon!
    DeniseB

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  38. Carmen

    This snowman is so adorable!

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  39. Lauren Taylor

    I absolutely adore this! I've pinned it for inspiration later. 😉
    Lauren

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  40. Lisa L. ( Lisa's Creative Niche)

    This is just too cute!  I love how glittery he is too!

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  41. Carla Hundley

    Fun tag! Nice use of the adhesive and glitters.
    Carla from Utah

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  42. erin

    Awesome, the brown bag lunch never looked so stylish.

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  43. Virginia Fynes

    love the colors, can't get enough of this snowman!

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  44. Mandie Wade

    What a fun and easy idea!!! Love it!

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  45. Dorina D

    Great tutorial and so fun. What a cute tag. 

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  46. Larissa Heskett

    Thanks for sharing the CUTE gift wrapping idea!!:) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!  🙂

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  47. Barb Ghigliotty

    Such a fun project! I love the twine scarf!

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  48. Margie Visnick

    What a pretty, sweet gift bag!

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  49. Pai

    love the snowy snowman!

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  50. Ruth M.

    Love this tag for a special gift for someone. 

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  51. Kayla Foister

    This is so cute! I never would have thought to glitter the snowman up like that. I love the twine scarf as well! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Lizzy

    Awesome tag! Love the color combo! 

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  53. Kailash

    Love the sparkly snowman, very cute project!!!

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  54. Jennifer S.

    What an adorable tag! Love the glittery snowman!

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  55. Chelsey

    Love this! The snowman is so cute and I love the baker's twine for the scarf.

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  56. Darlene Gabriel

    Sweet snowman – love how he glitters and his scarf. Beautiful ribbon.
     

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  57. Renee M.

    This is such a fun idea and love the color you used 🙂

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  58. Elizabeth Garcia

    Such an adorable tag.

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  59. Chitra

    Great idea and love the twine scarf and cute glittered snowman..

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  60. Lori B

    I love everything about this!  The great colors, that cute little glittery snowman, so much fun!  I will be making this project for sure-thanks for sharing.

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  61. Judy

    Adorable!  I love the twine scarf.

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  62. Mary-Anne V.

    Love the way you dressed up this plain paper bag. 

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  63. Aida

    I love how that snowman glitters, great job!

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  64. Elise C.

    I really like the scraf that you gave the cute snowman! It's such a cute touch!

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  65. Grá

    Love the aqua ribbon & glittered snowman 🙂

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