Sunday, 15 January 2012

valentine treat bags

Last week I posted about how to use the free download for my vintage labels  on glass containers and vases. Today I thought that I show you some examples of how I used the same vintage labels to decorate some of the large bitty bags.

The bitty bags could be used as a treat bag at a Valentine party but the concept would also work as loot bags for a birthday party or favors for a wedding.
I used the vintage labels on the larger sized bitty bags but I wanted to show you the smaller bitty bags too because they are the perfect size for mini chocolate bars and I've designed a mini chocolate bar wrapper that I will share with you later in the week.
(a) I used the vintage label with a manilla shipping tag, ribbon and a piece of glitter tape to decorate the first large bitty bag. I used a couple of pieces of two sided tape to keep the papers in place on the bag before I sewed the bag on my sewing machine. I used pink thread so that the stitching would stand out. I used this same sewing detail on all of the bags.
(b) I didn't use the vintage labels on either of the little bitty bags but I did sew the bags to seal them up after adding my mini chocolate bars. I used scraps of papers, a metal rimmed tag and rhinestone elements to decorate a tag for this bag and attached it to the bitty bag with a small clothepin decorated with divine twine. I created the word "love" on the tag by cutting letters out of an old book.
(c) This is the other smaller bitty bag that I created. I punched a single hole in the bag above the stitching so I could attach a metal rimmed tag to the bag with a piece of divine twine.
(d) And here's a close up of the last decorated bitty bag. I covered the words on the vintage tag with a piece of glitter tape and I added a fun little feather boa. Our mini feather boas have a peel and stick backing so they are easy to attach to just about anything. I can see this bag being used as a loot bag for little girl's party.

I'll be back later this week with another free download!








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