DIY Reusable Fox Canvas Gift Bag

Reusable Fox Canvas Gift Bag

How to Make a Reusable Fox Canvas Gift Bag.

I recently received some beautiful suede ribbon and embroidered patches from Gwen Studios

to create with.  After rummaging through a “box of stuff” and finding a piece of canvas material,

I decided to make a reusable canvas gift bag.

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Gwen Studios Ribbon is Available at Walmart.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post  for Gwen Studios.  I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own. 

Reusable Fox Gift Bag

Materials Used:    

  • 10″ x 14″ Canvas Material
  • Sewing Machine
  • Embroidered Iron On Fox Patch (Gwen Studios)
  • 24″ of 3/8″ Black Double Face Satin Ribbon  (Gwen Studios)
  • 14″ of 5/16″ Black Suede Ribbon with Stars (Gwen Studios)
  • Beacon Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive*
  • Twine, Tag and Brass Leaf Embellishment

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Reusable Fox Gift Bag

Directions:

  • Fold-down the top of the canvas (lengthways) approx. 1″ and sew a seam across the top leave a 3/4″ pocket.
  • Fold the canvas in half and sew the remaining three sides closed.
  • Trim excess canvas and turn the canvas inside out to reveal the bag.
  • Sew or glue the suede ribbon on the bottom of the bag.
  • Iron Fox Embroidered Patch onto the front of the canvas using an iron set on the cotton setting.
  • Cover the embroidery with a damp cloth and iron for 60 seconds.
  • Turn bag over and iron until dry.

Reusable Fox Gift Bag

  • Cut two small slits on the top pocket of the bag on each end.
  • Cut two 24″ pieces of black satin ribbon.
  • Attach a small safety pin to the end of a piece of ribbon.  Thread the ribbon through the top of the bag, remove the safety pin, and knot the ribbon.
  • On the opposite end of the bag, thread the second piece of ribbon through.
  • Pull both ends of the ribbon to gather and close the bag.

Reusable Fox Gift Bag

  • Cut two small layered tags out of burlap and cardstock.
  • Stamp or handwrite a small greeting onto the tag.
  • Tie the tags along with a small brass embellishment onto the top of the bag with twine.

Reusable Fox Gift Bag

The reusable canvas bag is a simple project to make for all seasons.

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Mini Donut Box Gift Card Holder

How to Make a Mini Donut Box Gift Card Holder.

How to Make a Sweet Mini Donut Box Gift Card Holder

using the Donut Box Die Set from The Maker’s Movement.

The perfect gift card/money holder for that special someone with a sweet tooth.

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How to Make a Mini Donut Box Gift Card Holder.

Materials Used:             (*affiliate links)

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Mini Donut Box Gift Box Holder

Directions:

  • Cut the Donut Box using the Crossover II Die-Cut Machine and the Donut Box Die Set.
  • Cut two scalloped rectangles using the Donut Box Die Set.  I like to run the paper through the Xyron Create-A Sticker Mini to add adhesive to the back of it before die-cutting.  It makes the scalloped rectangle a sticker which makes it so much easier to adhere to the box.
  • Remove the protective coating off of the acetate and adhere to the backside of the box opening.
  • Remove the backing off the “rectangle sticker” and place one on the front of the opening and the second onto the back of the opening.
  • Cut a small piece of acetate slightly larger than the opening on the Donut Box.
  • Gently fold Donut Box on the score lines.  Glue the side tabs together to form the box.

How to Make a Mini Donut Box Gift Card Holder

  • Cut the donuts out of cardstock.
  • Use the light tan Tombow Maker* around the edges of the Donuts to give them a “baked” look.

How to Make a Mini Donut Box Gift Card Holder

  • Place the “sprinkles” paper into the Xyron Create-A-Sticker Mini* design side up.
  • Turn the knob of the machine to run the paper through it.  As it goes through the machine it adds a layer of adhesive to the paper.

How to Make a Mini Donut Box Gift Card Holder

  • Cut the “icing for the donuts” out of the “sprinkles” paper and place it onto the cardstock donuts.
  • Cut a small 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle tray to fit inside the donut box.
  • Add thin 3D foam squares to the back of the donuts and stick them onto the tray.
  • I added two braided loops and taped them under the tray with regular tape.  I cut a second 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of decorative scrapbook paper and adhered it under the donut box tray with the thin 3D foam squares.

How to Make a Mini Donut Box Gift Card Holder.

  • Cut a small tag using the tag die that comes with the Donut Box Die Set.
  • Cut two small flowers and two leaves using the Petite Flowers Die Set.  Add pink to the edges of the flowers using the #800 Pink Tombow Marker.
  • Carefully scrunch the flower with your fingers to give the flower shape.
  • Glue the flowers and leaves together onto the tag.

How to Make a Mini Donut Box

The Donuts look good enough to eat.

How to Make a Mini Donut Box Gift Card Holder.

Hide a gift card to your favorite donut shop or money under the donut tray for a sweet little surpris

Back to School Teacher Gift

As the new school year begins…

Don’t forget about the teachers in your life.

We all know your child’s teacher is over the moon to have your wonderful child in her class,

but just remember, she still has to deal with “you know who’s” kid.

And while she may “need” school supplies…

what she really wants is CHOCOLATE.  (and maybe wine)

Believe me…she’s not ready for summer to be over either.

To bribe entice your child’s teacher…

You might want to create a Back to School Teacher’s Gift Box using the

Xyron 9″ Creative Station* and the Eileen Hull Treasure Box Die*.   


Back to School Teacher Gift Box Supplies Used:

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To Create the Back to School Teacher Gift Box:

  • Lay decorative scrapbook paper (design side up) on the  Xyron 9″ Creative Station* crank the handle to run the paper through the machine.  As it moves through the Xyron Creative Station it adds adhesive to the back side of the paper.  The Xyron Creative Station is easy to use and it doesn’t need electricity.
  • Adhere the paper onto the chipboard.  If you would like a design on the inside of the box, adhere coordinating paper on the other side of the chipboard.

I love using the Xyron Creative Station* when making larger projects like this because you get complete coverage, great adhesion, no wrinkling and no bubbles!

  • Lay the covered mat board over the Treasure Box Die* sandwiched between two cutting plates.  (for larger dies use the Sizzix Extender Cutting Plates)
  • Crank the handle of the Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine*and run the die through the machine.  The Big Shot will cut and score the mat board.

  • You will need to cut two of each piece to create the treasure box.

  • Fold chipboard along creased lines and attach matching pieces together.  Because the  chipboard is thick, you will need a strong adhesive to bond the pieces together.
  • Glue the two rectangle pieces on the top and bottom of the box and lid.

  • Cut the tops off 4 pencils approx. 3/4″.
  • Cut one long 3-3/4″ pencil piece.
  • Cut two pieces of pencil 1/2″.

  • Glue the 4 pencil tops to the bottom of the box to create feet.
  • Glue the two small pencil pieces onto the larger pencil piece to create a handle.

To create the hinges…

  • Add adhesive on a piece of faux leather paper by running it through the Xyron Creative Station.
  • Adhere it to a second piece of faux leather paper so that it’s double sided.
  • Die cut two hinges using  the hinge part of the Treasure Box die.
  • Adhere onto back of the box.

Fill the box with chocolates or other goodies and give to your favorite teacher.

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Quick and Easy Golfer Gift

Monogram Golf Towel

Make something special for your favorite golfer using

Joy® embroidered iron-on monogram letters!

To make the Monogram Towel you will need:
  • Joy® Monogram Left Letter
  • Joy® Monogram Center Letter
  • Joy® Monogram Right Letter
  • Plain Golf Towel
  • Iron and pressing cloth

Instructions:
  1. Check care label of towel to check heat tolerance.
  2. Heat iron to cotton setting 300-350°.
  3. Position letters onto towel, heat seal side down, threads up.
  4. Carefully cover letters with a clean cloth.
  5. Using firm pressure, iron over the letters in a circular motion for 30 seconds.
  6. Turn towel over and iron the back for another 30 seconds.
  7. Let cool for a minute before handling.
Joy® iron-on embroidered letters and appliqués can be found at your local craft stores!

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Christmas in a Bottle Necklace

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Christmas in a Bottle…

A beautiful reminder of the Winter Season and a Wonderful Holiday Gift Idea.

Now you can wear a fun little Snow Globe around your neck.  (it’s waterless)

Since I had several “Christmas Tree in a Bottle” kits left over from my Holiday Workshop last month,

I decided to make them into necklaces and put them in my Etsy Shop.

The bottle with cork measures approx. 2″ tall and comes with a 24″ necklace.

They are available in Green, Purple, Pink and Hot Pink.  (limited quantities)

If your interested can find them here.

Festive 3-Tier Serving Stand

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Create an elegant Holiday serving stand…

using random thrift store dishes and a Dollar Store candlestick.

Imagine this filled with yummy deserts and treats.

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Here’s what you’ll need to get started:             (*affiliate link)

Directions:

  • Clean and dry dishes.  Wipe areas where adhesive will be applied with rubbing alcohol to remove any oil left on glass from handling.

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  • Run a thin line of adhesive on the top of the glass candlestick and adhere to the bottom of the medium plate.  Let dry.

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  • Place jingle bells into glass cordial. Run thin line of adhesive on top of glass cordial.  Adhere to bottom of the smallest plate.  Let dry.

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  • Adhere bottom of glass cordial to center of the medium plate.
  • Adhere bottom of glass candlestick to top center of largest plate.

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TIP… Use as three separate pieces or adhere together to create one elegant serving stand.

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Merry Christmas Gift Bag

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Make your Christmas Gift Bags a little more special with iron-on letters from Joy.

Merry Christmas Gift Bag Supplies

Start with a plain drawstring bag.  (Mine was from Canvas Corp.)

Replace the drawstring cording on the bag with red and white gingham ribbon and add iron-on

letters in red and neon yellow.  (in person the neon yellow looked lime to me)

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Glue white lace, rick rack, buttons and a small wreath to the front of the bag.

For a truly personalized gift add a name instead of Merry Christmas.

 

This project was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.