Hello Sweets, and happy Monday to you all! Hope your week is off to a great start! Today is our first day back to the old routine after a very lovely 11 days off for spring break. And so far, it’s definitely been difficult trying to get back into gear. I am missing those late nights and sleep ins already. 🙂
Today I have a fun project to share that I made for the Little Yellow Bicycle blog last week for our special Put a Cork in it feature showcasing the cork elements from the Naturals collection. I made my own little gift bag from scratch using the adorable new Fern & Forest Boy collection, and of course, lots of yummy cork, too.
I don’t always keep a stash of gift bags on hand, so in a pinch, I love being able to craft my own from my scrapbook supplies. It’s super easy to make a gift bag from any kraft or wrapping paper you may have on hand. Simply cut to size, fold and adhere the two sides first, then fold and secure the bottom flap last. I like to run the bottom of my bags through the sewing machine for extra strength and security.
The papers from the Fern & Forest Boy 6×6 Paper Pad were the perfect size for the front of my bag. I added several layers, along with some matching Chipboard Shapes, Naturals buttons, and trim for extra detail.
The Naturals cork elements blend perfectly with the rugged look of the kraft bag, and are so fun and easy to alter to fit your design. You can ink and paint the cork, like I did here, or even add stitching for a decorative touch. It’s anything goes with Naturals cork!
For a fun twist on a traditional gift wrap packaging, try adding a paper insert into the bag, instead of tissue paper. It works just as well, and is guaranteed to coordinate. And for a bit of final fun, I made matching party picks from leftover supplies to slip alongside the gift.
For more creative ideas using Naturals cork, be sure to visit the Little Yellow Bicycle blog. And if you haven’t seen yet, the winners from last week’s blog hop have been announced. You never know, it could be you!
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful day!
NA-CRH20 Naturals Cork Shapes – Zig-Zag Rounds
NA-CR20 Naturals Cork Stickers – Flags
NA-SP10 Naturals Stick Pins – Wood Buttons
FNB-604 Fern & Forest Boy 6X6 Paper Pack
FNB-579 Fern & Forest Boy Chipboard Shapes – with thermography
Border Punch: Fiskars
Ink: Clearsnap, SEI
Trim: Divine Twine, Craft Supply
Craft Paper: Wrapping Supply