This is the 3rd post in the series of making a ‘one-of-a-kind gift bag. It’s the easiest of the three ideas. So even preschool-age children can do most of the parts other than cutting bits and pieces of felt.
In this article, I will show you how to make a ‘one-of-a-kind gift bag with children.
What you need
- lunch bag
- liquid glue
- hole punch
- pinking shear
- bits & pieces of felt (really scrap felt)
- natural materials for an accessory (including anything to tie)
How to make the gift bag #3
To begin with, fold the bottom part of the bag down. As you can see in the first picture, a container and a brush make the process easier.
While the glue was drying, I harvested a piece of rosemary and made a small wreath for an accent. Adding some fragrant items like rosemary, cedar, or cinnamon certainly enhances the holiday season. If you choose to make a wreath with the rosemary, tie the loop with twine.
Once the glue is dry, punch two holes in the top for a ribbon, raffia, e.t.c. I used repurposed raffia and a wooden bead to make an accessory piece.
For the final step, poke raffia through the holes and tie a ribbon in the back.
Some of you may know by now that I am passionate about SCRAFT (scrap craft). Even when something is garbage like these bits and pieces of felt, I like the challenge it brings. And I have to tell you that the little ones are very good at creating things with odd pieces.
While we create things with our family, we share gratitude, value, and appreciation for what we have. Since many of us have holiday restrictions in place, why don’t we spend more time on creativity?