Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Mini Gift Baskets

In addition to gift boxes and gift bags, these little baskets are the perfect way to make any small gift that extra bit special. They are so adorable, and so incredibly easy to make.

To start, I followed the tutorial here (I used 8 x 8 inch cardstock) then once I had my basic basket, I added some of my own paper flowers to the design. I coloured the small brads (or split pins) with nail polish to match the individual colour scheme, and disguised the backs of the brads with a length of grosgrain ribbon inside.

For this next (green) basket I used 6 x 6 inch cardstock, and added just one handle to the centre.

No doubt I shall be making plenty more of these before Christmas!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Gingerbread Man Gift Bags

With Christmas fast approaching, I have started to think about creating some mini gift bags this year. There are many tutorials on how to make these bags, but I started by following this one here.

Once I had my basic bag, I took inspiration from my love of homemade gingerbread, and decided to work on a Gingerbread Man theme ...

The colours are so warming on this one, and the Gingerbread Man's cute expression is sure to make the recipient smile.

And just in case it snows, I made this snowy version too. 

Mmm ... warm gingerbread on a cold, snowy day!

The following two photos show the insides of these bags, with the theme continuing all around. The ribbons on the first one are disguised by paper punched flowers, and the tops are held together by a small velcro dot.

 Now to the kitchen, to start making the gingerbread ...!