Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter bags + a tutorial!

Hello crafty friends! I hope your week is going well?
With Easter just around the corner, I thought it might be fun to show you how I made my Easter baskets, for our Easter hunt, planned to happen during our annual Easter brunch. They are sturdy, and a great way to hold Easter eggs & candy from the ‘Easter Bunny.’
Easter Bags by Kim Watson

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Supplies: 
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Cutting the journal cards down in size into tag shapes, makes them less bulky to attach to the bags once decorated. I used a large alpha for the beginning letter of each child’s name, an appropriate decorative shape, a little sentiment label & a stamped sentiment to complete the tags. The rough twine tie & mini staples, add great texture!
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Next I made each child a pretty pinwheel. They are super easy to put together. Cut a 4×4″ square of patterned paper, slit along the diagonals & fold. Attach to a paper straw with a large brad & add some curly paper strips to make them more festive.  
Easter Bag Tutorial by Kim Watson
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Instructions:
  • Take a variety of 12×12 pieces of patterned paper
  • Fold either side to the centre 6″ mark
  • Turn 90 degrees & score at 4.5″ & 7.5″
  • Fold along all score lines
  • Adhere top folds
  • Folding each side up, press gusset at 45 degrees, it’ll fold there automatically
  • Cut x2= 2.25″x6″ strips & adhere along front top edge of bag
  • Cut 3/4″x12″ bag handles
  • Adhere in place & stitch either side of the band at the top of the bag to make them extra secure
  • Your bag is ready to be filled
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I hope this tutorial inspires you to get started on your Easter crafting projects? These bags were so rewarding to create & I know each child who receives them will love them as much as I do.
Happy crafting friends!!