Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Whee! Anna is 3!" Gift Bags

I made these gift bags for Anna to hand out at school on her birthday. I am very happy with how they turned out. It was more expensive (a bit less than $4/bag) than what I had intended to spend, but the watercolor alone was almost $2.
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watercolor + Play-Doh (small 1 oz can)

We bought these small canvas tote bags (price had gone up since then) and personalized them using a stencil, fabric paint, and a stiff brush. We were going for the LL Bean-ish look.
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Since each was done by hand individually, some turned out better than others. My only tip - don't use too much paint.
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Then using Photoshop, I created a simple tag using my favorite font (Sketch Rockwell), printed on cardstock, and spruced it up with some watercolor paints. So easy. I think I am going to use this method more often from now on.
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Once everything was dry, I hole-punched the tags and tied them to the bags with ribbons.
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Ta-da!
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3 comments:

  1. Wow, those turned out really nice. Good job mama! Good thing there aren't too many kids in her class or this could've been a really long project.

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  2. This is such a great idea!! Joyce, you are SO creative!

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  3. Note to self: We added a pack of fruit snack last minute.

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