Sunday, January 23, 2011

Critter Love Bug Bags

I had to share these adorable gift bags that I found. Instructions are below or you can visit the web link at the bottom of the page. 


Critter Love Bug Bags

 



Nothing says you adore your Valentine more than when you give these Ladybug, Bumblebee, or Butterfly Bags filled with treats or cookies!


Materials


• White paper favor bags, three 3"x5"
• Craft foam: white, red
• Construction paper or card stock: yellow, white, black, pink
• Large conversational heart candies
• DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paints: Lamp Black, Purple Cow, Napthol Red, Saffron Yellow
• Ellison Sizzix® Machine and Dies: Hearts Tipsy, Heart Flowers, Heart Scallop
• Wiggle eyes, six
• Chenille stems, three
• Paper glue



The Basic Stuff


scissors, ruler, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)


How To Make It


1 On covered work surface, paint outside of bags Saffron Yellow (bee), Purple Cow (butterfly) and Napthol Red and Lamp Black (ladybug). Let dry.


2 For antennae, cut chenille stems in half. Twist chenille stems around pencil to coil. Glue antennae on top edge of each bag. Glue wiggle eyes on center of bags.


3 For bee, measure and cut four ½"x5¼" black paper strips (stripes). Glue stripes, evenly spaced, across bag. For wings, use machine and Scallop Heart die to cut two white foam hearts and Tipsy Heart die to cut two yellow paper hearts. Glue yellow hearts onto white hearts. Glue wings on front of bee.


4 For butterfly, use machine and Scallop Heart die to cut two white foam hearts and Tipsy Heart die to cut two pink paper hearts and two white paper hearts. Glue white paper hearts on pink hearts. Glue pink hearts on white foam hearts. Glue wings on front of butterfly.


5 For ladybug, use machine and Scallop Heart die to cut two red foam hearts and Heart Flowers die to cut 10 black paper hearts. Glue black hearts randomly on red foam hearts. Glue red hearts on front of ladybug.


6 Glue conversational heart candies down center of wings. Let dry.

http://www.craftsnthings.com/Projects/Newsletter/2011_0120/E_bugbags.aspx

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