Decorating Gift Bags
Welcome back to the May Arts Blog! Anyone who knows me well knows I love to dress up my gift bags. I wanted an elegant yet light hearted gift bag for a young couple’s anniversary gift check and card.
I started with a 5×7 inch paper bag as my base then the fun began! I put Dreamweaver’s gorgeous Damask A2 card size stencil to work with some fabulous May Arts Ribbons and I’m so happy with the results!
I took a piece of white cardstock 5 ½ x 4 ¼ inches, taped the Damask Stencil over it along the edges then grabbed my ink pads and began stippling ink onto the cardstock.
I found some solid cardstock scraps that matched my ink colors, taped them together then put my sewing machine into action.
May Arts 3/8” Cotton Eyelet was taped to the front of the card then I simply straight stitched along the edges to add more texture and make sure the ends of the ribbon stayed down.
Then the fun began! I pulled out all the beautiful May Arts Ribbons in my stash and began embellishing. I made a 4 loop bow with May Arts Sheer Ribbon and tied the center with burlap so there wouldn’t be a bulky knot. A pretty May Arts Frayed Flower, Leaves Ribbon and our new beads finished it beautifully.
I used hot glue and extra strength glue dots to ensure the ribbons and beads stay put. Don’t you just the sparkle in the sheer ribbon and those awesome beads?
I might have a hard time parting with this one. It even got a thumbs up from hubby! Thanks for the inspiration Dreamweaver!
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Blog post by: Charlene Driggs
May Arts Ribbons Used:
- 393 2.5″ Frayed Flowers
- BY Leaves
- 437 String Beads
- 447 – 3/8” Eyelet
- NE 5/8” Sheer Nylon Edge
Partners in Craft Supplies Used:
- Dreamweaver Stencils – LJ907 Damask
Other Supplies Used:
- 5” x7” Gift Bag
- Ink pads
- Scrap Cardstock to Match
- Sewing machine
- Paper rose clothespin (Michael’s)
- Double sided tape/Scotch Tape