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I’m continuing with my Christmas in July preparations. Yesterday, I spent a lot of the day baking and preparing all the edible goodies ready for tomorrow. Today, it has been all about the cleaning (bleugh!) and the decorating(!). I will post some pics later for you to see – not of the cleaning obviously.
Today I have some little Santa gift bags to share with you. These are not my own idea but something I found on Pinterest (again!) and posted on Confessions of a Stamping Addict’s blogspot. Obviously I needed something to put my Christmas bauble gifts in. I could have made some boxes using my Silhouette Cameo but really didn’t have time. However, I did have brown take away bags which, luckily for me, form the basis of these bags.
Because I was using take away bags, and not brown lunch bags, first job was to snip the handles off.
I then covered each side of the bag with some thin red card. Because I was rushing I used double sided tap to attach the card and then trimmed off the excess using a paper trimmer.
I folded the top of the bag over so it made a little flap and used some velcro as a fastening.
Next, I cut strips of black card for his belt and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some shiny gold buckles from some mirri card. I used a Martha Stewart button punch to make some buttons from black card.
The finishing touch was some white fur fabric – great that John Lewis sell this in 10cm lengths.
I decided not to attach handles. I think these are fab and will certainly be making some more. You could use any paper to decorate.
So now I’m all set for tomorrow – let’s hope it snows!!!
PS I have a big abandoned art mission over the weekend. Very exctied. Buzz back Saturday to find out more!!!