I don’t know about you, but sometimes January feels a little bit sad. There are no big holidays to celebrate, decorate for, or give gifts. This January, especially, we’ve had SO much snow and it’s been so super cold that we haven’t really even gone out much unless it was necessary. I decided to stop feeling down about it, and create something beautiful instead. So, I whipped up these little “snowflake themed” gift bags! It was kind of a fun challenge to create a project that screamed “winter,” but not “Christmas.” I think I did it though – what do you think?
These little bags will be fun to fill with a treat or a little gift to share with some of my friends who have also been “snow-bound” for the last little while.
Here’s how quick and easy they are to make:
Start by gathering the supplies. The polka-dot glitter gift kraft bags, the gold circle stickers, and the phrase tags are from the Home+Made collection by Jen Hadfield. I cut the snowflake shapes from the “b” side of the “tweed” patterned paper from the “Warm & Cozy” collection using my Silhouette. I have always been a fan of snowflake embellishments that weren’t just plain white – this text paper was a perfect choice for me. The buffalo plaid paper is also from the “Warm & Cozy” collection, it’s called “Antlers.” I also pulled some black twine and foam adhesive from my stash.
The first step is to add the gold trim to the top and bottom of the plaid (it’s sticky on the back, so this is so quick!) paper.
Place it on the bag front and secure with additional adhesive, and by wrapping the ends of the gold trim to the back of the bag.
Next, “fluff” the snowflakes and layer them together.
And add them to the left side of the plaid piece – I like mine to hang off the edge slightly.
Next, add a gold glitter circle sticker. I used foam adhesive to add mine to the center of the snowflakes. Now you have a pile of snow (just like my yard!) – or a snowflake-flower! 😉
Cut the string off the pre-made tag and add some foam adhesive to the back. Now tuck it next to the gold circle:
Use black twine or crochet thread to “connect” the snowflake center and the tag. Tie a bow!
That’s it, now the bag is complete!
And it is so quick and easy, you can whip up multiple bags in minutes! Add a little something to the inside and share the winter love!
Thanks for joining us today – I hope you have a wonderful wintery day!
Warm & Cozy “Antlers” Patterned Paper
Warm & Cozy “Tweed” Patterned Paper
Home+Made Glitter Kraft Bags
Home+Made Gold Circle Stickers (732621)
Home+Made Phrase Tags (732639)
American Crafts Glitter Tape (Gold)
Sticky Thumb Foam Adhesive