Monday, January 16, 2012

Paper bag gift pocket

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Today, I'd like to show you a gift that I made for my Grandmother.  She is a crafter so I knew she'd love a handmade gift.  I love paper bags for crafting.  One of my favorite things to make is a paperbag album, but I was in a time crunch so I had to make something kinda quickly.  I was inspired by Michelle Wooderson's paperbag gift pockets on her blog.

Here's what I made:

I took a paper bag and folded it in half.  Then I folded up the flap a bit to form an extra pocket for goodies.  Once that was done, I sewed it with my sewing machine along the edges.  Once my pocket was complete, I added my papers (mostly from October Afternoon) and my ribbon and little mushroom.  The cute little girl was from the Little Princess Vintage tag line that I got from
Pretty Little Studio etsy shop.

I wanted to add a few little mini cards, some little banners and some trims to her gift.  Here's a look at the trims I added.

I made the tags that the trims were on with a Papertrey Ink tag die using ledger paper and paper from October Afternoon.  I added some seam binding, a button and twine to complete the look. 

This is so easy to make!  I hope you play around with a paper bag today!


2 Scrappy thoughts:

dianapena8 said...

LOVE! your grandmother is so lucky to get this beautiful gift, and it even comes with extra goodies for her to craft with, this is definitely the perfect gift =D

Erica said...

This is adorable!!! I want one!