Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Your're late!

Actually I am the one that is late here. I found this cute mad hatter paper and couldn't resist making a little Fall gift out of it for a little boy of a friend of mine.

Was going to post this as a Fall gift idea but then didn't think about it until I was going through some pictures today...oops!

I was thinking this might even be a fun little Christmas gift idea with different paper... I think it will work for just about any occasion with the right paper.

I grabbed some cute mad hatter paper along with a couple sweets...m&m's and a milk chocolate bar....I think chocolate makes any paper look good...don't you?

Made up a pattern I saw from the craft store on my brown paper bag that I bought my paper in...aren't I clever. Then folded the paper and cut out the pattern. You can see from the picture here I didn't cut the bottom of my mad hatter paper.

This paper has a cute print on both sides so I folded the top over to make a cute edge at the top there as you can see. I used the hole punch to make a couple holes along the side to tie some ribbon through to secure the sides along with a couple holes at the top to tie in my ribbon to make a cute little ribbon handle at the top.

Added some cure cut outs from the mad hatter paper and glued them onto the front and back of my little bag.

Wrapped my m&m's and chocolate bar up with the same mad hatter paper. See how one side is green and you turn it over and the other side is brown?

Added some of the same ribbon to the candy bars along with some more of the mad hatter paper I used to cut out and glue onto the candy bars.

I had some gold tissue paper that I tucked inside of the little bag I created...added the candy and away I went with a cute little gift for a cute little guy at the pumpkin pie party.



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, I am totally impressed. This is so pretty and such a great idea. The paper makes all the difference, and different papers would make it super for different occassions. Great tutorial. I don't often do this kind of crafts, but I think may have to try this one. Fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Nina Diane said...

love it...what a great idea! and thank you so much for the sweet comments on my blog!!

Lynette said...

Hi Christine...I am so glad you are blogging again...I missed you!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I love this little bag. Please let me know what the measurements are...I have some lovely paper that I will never scrap, and this is such a very cool idea.


Christine said... would ask me to measure! Me who eyes everything! a ruler just for ya go:

across the top... 6 inches
top to bottom.....5 inches

Angle cuts on both sides of the bottom are...1 1/4 inches

hope that helps. hugs back at all of ya!

Lynette said...

Thank you Christine...I will try it and let you see it when it is done.


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Great way to use paper. I'll have to remember that for some special kiddo's I know! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you Christine! "As fancy as your house". HeHe! You crack me up sweet friend. We had a great time!

I'm happy to see you back to blogging again. What a pretty idea.

Have a happy weekend!
Warmly, ~Melissa :

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea.

And by the way - doesn't chocolate make anything look good? ;-)

Teri said...

This is adorable! :)