Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hanging Ornament Decorated Bag

Super simple gift bag made recycling a paper bag and left over gift wrap or magazine pages and glitter glue

Items used:
  • Paper sack
  • Scraps of gift wrap or magazine pages
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Pen or pencil
  • Glitter glue
  • Round object
 I used small paint bottle for the round object and drew around it on scraps of wrapping paper, cut it out, applied glue stick to the bag then stuck it on the bag at different points on the bag.











Use the glitter glue (I used silver) to make a small dot at the top of the ornament for the shank and then draw lines up to the top.  Allow to dry and it is ready for gift insertion.





Saturday, December 22, 2012

Funky Reindeer Package Wrap


This is a version of Risque Reindeer my son came up with a few years ago (see below).  Instead of using a paper bag, I used the packaging the gift was mailed to me in, pulled off the sticker, cutout out the antlers, eyes lips and "jewel" from a magazine, used red glitter glue for the nose and silver glitter glue for the chain on the necklace and a bow I saved from last year.

    
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Recycled Christmas Card Gift Bag

A fun way to upcycle a Christmas card to a pretty gift bag.

Every other year or so around Christmas we go to a family get together to play bingo and everyone brings small prizes around a $1 or so in value and I hate to pay a lot for the wrapping so I save small paper sacks (or you purchase them for around $4 for 50) decorate them. 

Items needed:
  • Used Christmas Card
  • Paper Sack
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Glitter Glue
  • Tape
1)  Cut the back off of the Christmas card (which the back can be saved to make gift tags) .

2)   Liberally apply glue stick to the back side of the front of the card and press firmly on the paper sack.

3)  Scribble glitter glue around the edges of the card


Friday, December 7, 2012

Stoned Picture Frame

 This is another version of the Stoned picture frame that I made here, except I used red spray paint on the dollar store frame and only 8 of the clear stones.