Friday, December 04, 2009

Holiday House Gift Bag

Oh what fun a cricut is! Last night I made these adorable gift bags/or decoration! Here are the directions, if you would like to make one yourself....

Supplies needed:
paper bag
liquid applique
cardstock: red, blue, brown, black, green
heat gun
scalloped scissors
prisma glitter
hole punch
Cricut cartridges:
Jubilee Celebration (mailbox)
Wild Card (window and door)
Plantin Schoolbook (grass)

*Cut brown paper for the roof 5 1/2 x 6" and trim the bottom with scalloped scissors
*Use your cricut to make the following cuts:
Jubilee Celebration -- 2 mailboxes, one brown and one black 2 1/2" tall
**Cut the top off of the black mailbox and glue it over the brown mailbox
Wild Card - **1 blue window 4 1/2"; put clear tape onto the back of the window
and then sprinkle prisma glitter on top of it
**one red door 3"
Plantin Schoolbook - 1 green grass 1 1/2"
*Glue the red door 1" up from the bottom right hand side of the paper bag
*Glue the blue window 1 1/2" from the left side of the paper bag and a little
above and to the left of the red door
*Fold the roof over, leaving about 1" overhang, on the scalloped edge
*Fold the top of the paper bag back (opposite of the decorated side) down 3" and put the roof over this folded edge, so that the creases are on top of each other
*Punch two holes about 1 1/2" apart and 1 1/2" down from the top fold

***embellish with liquid applique and prisma glitter (for snow) and let it dry overnight
***Use your heat gun to make the liquid applique puff up
***Embellish some more with stickers, stickles and/or anything else that you desird
****Put your gift inside, refold the roof back down and tie it closed with a bow

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