Friday, November 28, 2014

Stenciled Pouch and Card Set Hostess Gift

During the holiday season, I'm sure you all have many dinner parties to attend.  I think it is nice (maybe old fashioned) to take a hostess gift.  Since sometimes it is frowned upon to take food or liquor if you were not asked to, so it maybe gracious to give a sweet homemade gift of note cards.  HM Ben Franklin Crafts has lots of blank cards and envelope packs that you can easily stencil and package in a simple burlap pouch (also available at Ben Franklin Crafts).
I used acrylic paint and Martha Stewart stencils (both from BFC) to achieve this look.  Be sure to use a stenciling brush, keep the paint-loaded brush on the dry side, and pounce it up and down to prevent paint from seeping under the stencil.
HM Ben Franklin Crafts also has packs of autumn colored buttons which really look nice on the burlap pouch when adhered with twine.  (I also used the twine to create the button loop.) There are also other styles of Sierra Pacific zippered pouches which can be stenciled and given for holiday gifts.  I hope that you will try your hand at stenciling because it is really easy and fast....great for last minute gift giving.  Thanks for stopping by today!

3 comments:

Ellie said...

So beautifully done!

eunice said...

A thoughtful and unique idea for a hostess gift, Lynn! Love the beauty and simplicity of the stenciled design on the cards, and love even more how you stenciled the same image onto the burlap pouch. This is something I want to try too!

Leanne said...

I've never thought about bringing a hostess gift, but you have created that possibility in my mind now. This is lovely. I will have to add this to my long list of projects. You keep adding to my list and I appreciate it. Thanks for sharing another brilliant and thoughtful idea.
:)