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Entries in Goody Bags (4)

Wednesday
Dec042013

SANTA SACKS {FAVOR BAGS}

These super-cute Santa Sacks are just perfect for holiday parties, classroom goody bags, and December birthday parties!  Nikki, from JAM Paper, is sharing her tutorial with us to help you send your guests off in sweet Santa style!  Find out how to make them below:

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Monday
Oct012012

PUMPKIN BAGS (And a GIVEAWAY)

There are so many creative ways to use treat bags these days. With Halloween coming up soon, it's time to start thinking about fun ways to hand out some sweet surprises! Natalie, of Katarina's Paperie, is sharing a creative use of orange gift sacks. She is transforming them from the ordinary into Halloween fun!  And, I LOVE the green stem topper!  Also, be sure to see the info. on the giveaway at the bottom of the post!

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Sunday
Apr172011

CARROT BAG TUTORIAL

These cute little carrot bags have generated a lot of questions and comments this week, and so I wanted to share a little more about them...    

 

 

I wanted a cute way to serve Bunny Trail Mix and couldn't find just what I was looking for.  In the past, I had used bags from Oriental Trading but they were no longer available.  So, I decided to experiment.  The  only thing is, I don't sew.  I knew what I wanted to make but also knew I had to find someone to make it!  And so...loaded with bags of burlap, fabric, ribbon, and an idea, I went to visit Sallie Hahn at Andrew Downs in Athens, GA.  Sallie was so sweet and enthusiastically gave it a shot!  I love the finished product and wanted to share step-by-step instructions from Sallie- for all you crafty ones out there who know how to do- it- yourself!

 

Materials: Basic Sewing Supplies
               Assorted Orange and Green Cotton Fabrics
               1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
                Carrot Templates (templates at bottom of post)
Step 1: Print the templates and cut out. With a disappearing ink fabric pen trace two of each shape onto fabric and cut.

 

 Step 2: To create drawstring opening, fold bottom of leaf up 3/4" into wrong side and place carrot wrong side up on top of leaf matching up raw edges. Stitch across using 1/8" seam allowance. Repeat for other two pieces.
 

 

 Step 3: Line up 2 sides of carrots, right sides facing one another and matching up raw edges. Starting just below crease on leaf stitch both sides together using 1/4" seam allowance, sewing only on body of carrot around the edges. Turn carrot bag right side out.

 

 

 
Step 4: To make drawstring ties, cut two 20" pieces of grosgrain ribbon. Attach safety pin to end of one ribbon and thread through both sides of opening creating a U-shape. Repeat with other ribbon starting on opposite side of leaf top. When finished, ribbons will hang on either side of carrot. Pull to close bag.
 
 
 
  
And now you are ready to fill it with your favorite treat (remember to put edible treats in a cello bag first)!
THANKS, SALLIE!!!!!  HERE YOU CAN FIND THE RECIPE FOR THE "BUNNY TRAIL" MIX THAT I USED IN THE BAGS- THESE ALSO MAKE GREAT BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS FOR EASY FAVORS! >>>
And, if you are like I am and need a Sallie in your life, contact me on how to purchase pre-made carrot bags!  Just leave a comment or send a message!

 

Happy Sewing~ Happy Sunday!

 

 P.S.  Template coming soon...

 

 

 

Monday
Apr112011

HOPPING DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL

Updated on 04.11.2011 by Registered CommenterLydia Menzies

Updated on 04.11.2011 by Registered CommenterLydia Menzies

Updated on 04.12.2011 by Registered CommenterLydia Menzies

Updated on 04.12.2011 by Registered CommenterLydia Menzies

Every BUNNY needs a little TRAIL MIX for the trip down the trail...

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