Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bling-bling Animal Gift Bag in a Snap

I needed two girlfriend treat bags and as usual I had to make them 'yesterday'.  Anyway, here is my quick solution.  I started with leopard (or is it cheetah?) print paper gift bags.  Next I used Fabri-Tac glue to adhere some bling-bling to the top border. (The bling came on a roll discovered in the wrapping department of Ben Franklin Crafts. They look like rhinestones but are actually some lightweight plastic faux crystals. There are ten yards on the roll so imagine how many cards you can decorate.)  For the fabric flower I cut a 24" piece of organza ribbon (from the BFC floral department) and then cut it lengthwise in half. (You'll be able to make two flowers with this amount.)  There are many colors and prints of ribbon so you don't need to select the one I did.  Take the halved ribbon and fold it in half lengthwise.  Start making the center of the flower by rolling and gluing.  Keep gluing and gathering the folded ribbon until the rose is completed.  Glue the flower and leaves (Wilton decoration) to the bag and it's done.  Even if you need dozens of gift bags you can do them in a snap using these techniques and supplies.  With all the upcoming holiday parties, don't stress out; keep your gift wrapping simple. Enjoy the simple life!



4 comments:

Annette said...

oh I love the animal print and the bling..such a fun way to decorate a gift bag..love it

Creations by Shirl said...

How pretty to spike it up a notch..
It sure made a big difference with the added touches... Great idea Lynn!

Cheryl said...

Perfect animal print bag for a girlfriend! Love animal prints! That ribbon flower adds such a nice touch.

Creative M said...

Very Beautiful!!!!TFS