Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Little Crafting Fun

I haven't posted any pampering ideas for a while, but had so much fun putting together a sample craft for my daughter's birthday party that I had to share. Isn't it cute?

It's a 5 7/8" x 5 1/2" canvas bag that we found in groups of 5 for $6 at Jo-Ann Fabrics (get them for less with a coupon). I stamped it with the musical notes image and glued on the ribbon. All told, it took less than 10 minutes to complete. I'm thinking I could fill it with matching notecards or maybe small lotions and soaps as a gift.

The kids each decorated their own with stamped pictures, ribbons and drawings they made with fabric markers. It was the perfect craft for a group of 8-year-olds. They had a blast doing it and then had a place to stash their goodies from the party (although we did have to wait for the markers to dry a little first so not everyone's goodies actually got in their canvas bag).

Because they are so quick & inexpensive, I'm thinking they would make cute party favors or special event gifts (like a women's ministry luncheon). Just switch up the colors on the ribbon and the kind of stamp to match your theme.

Any other ideas for how to fill this fun bag?

2 musings:

everydayMOM said...

ooooooo, cute! We could put those little notebooks in there or the little pampering sets with lotion, etc.! maybe a box of tea bags... so many ways you could use those! Can we plan a whole women's event AROUND the bags?? (kidding) =]

Angela Yee said...

Great idea! :-)