Sunday, October 16, 2011

31 Days of Holiday Baking - Day 16 :: DIY Stencilled Drop Cloth Gift Bags

Hello!

How was your weekend? Ours was busy, creative, sunny and fun. All in all, a great weekend! Today I thought I'd share a little tutorial about how to make a cute stencilled gift bag out of canvas painter's drop cloth and jute. I made 25 of these and filled them with fun goodies for an upcoming ladies event, but you could just as easily fill them with Christmas cookies or, if you're in the USA you could make these as Thanksgiving party favours and put a few slices of Caramel Apple Brownie or some Poppycock in them to send home with your dinner guests.

There are many more elaborate ways to make bags from drop cloth, but this is a quick, simple method that is ideal if you want to make a lot of them.

Step by Step:

1. Cut a piece of drop cloth 7" x 14".
2. Fold in half. Folded it will measure 7" x 7".
3. Sew up the long sides, leaving the top open.
4. Turn right side out.
5. Leave the top edge raw (not sewed).
6. Place the stencil wherever you want it on the bag.
7. Dip a round Martha Stewart stencilling paint brush black acrylic paint.
8. Wipe excess paint off on a scrap of drop cloth or newspaper.
9. Pounce the paint brush up and down over the stencil to create a soft and slightly smudgy looking image.
10. Fill your cute gift bag with treats and tie with jute. Finish it off with a stamped tag! If you're putting food in the bags, I'd recommend first wrapping them in plastic wrap or a ziplock bag.
11. And, just for fun, make some out of burlap, too!

Happy Crafting!

~Cindy
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1 comment:

  1. These are so cute, and easy to do! They would be perfect for favours at a Christmas party or something like that!

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