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Friday, August 24, 2012

Tutorial: Cute As A Cupcake Gift Bag ~ Friday’s Favorite Pin #5

Welcome to Friday’s Favorite Pin!

Many of you have asked if you could link up pins of projects you have made. My thought is that if it’s something that has been linked to Pinterest, then YES, by all means, link up!
One of my Pinterest boards is strictly dedicated to crafts and projects I have made. The latest addition is this cute as a cupcake gift bag that my guests received at the recent  Swap Soiree.

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The bags were personalized with an easy embellishment that could be used as nametags just on their own, added to paper napkin rings, placed in a row to create a garland….the possibilities are endless.

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I began with plain white gift bags purchased in a pack of six at Joann’s. Using a 50% off coupon they were $3.00 for six in the extra large size. You could by all means use a smaller size or a different color.

Hitting up the dollar store and my local baking supply shop I purchased cupcake liners in various sizes and colors. If you wanted to go big you could also use coffee filters. 

The largest cupcake liner came only in white and I wanted to add a bit of color. So in a small bowl with a bit of water and 2~3 drops of green food coloring I created an easy dye bath.

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A quick dip in the bath and the liners were set out on a layer of newspaper to protect the countertop from the dye. They were dry within 10 minutes.

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I printed out the guest names on green cardstock and in free hand fashion cut out a leaf shape. For those that like a template you can use this shape below.

The largest liner was positioned first using just a bit of hot glue in the center to attach it. The leaves were then hot glued on by the tips underneath the largest liner.  Additional cupcake liners in various colors were added on in the same fashion. It was finished in the center with a piece of scrapbook paper in a round shape created by a circular shaped paper punch. You could also use a button~ that would be SO cute!

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The beauty of this project is that you can customize it to suit your color scheme. Each bag took under a minute to make and was a great hit with the Swap Soiree shoppers!

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I can’t wait to see what has inspired all you adorable pin up girls and guys!

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Auntie Em said...

I love your cupcake flowers and the easy tutorial on dying the edge of the liners. I would never have thought of using food colouring.
Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great weekend! :)

Perfectly Printed said...

So cute!! Great idea!


Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

What a great gift bag idea! It's so cute and can fit just about any theme!

Kelley Highway said...

Precious with a capital presh!

Babs said...

Laura, Your gift bag is absolutely adorable. I'll bet it got lots of oohs and aahs at the party. Love your choice of colors and great tutorial.
So cute!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loved your bags soooooo much!!!!! I am paying mine forward this weekend to another crafter on a scrapbooking retreat I am attending this weekend!! :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

that little flower on the bag is so adorable! just linked up a fave inspiration photo of the old blue ice cream bucket with sunflowers, thanks for hosting this fun linky!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Those bags were so cut Laura! I love the stuff that can be done with cupcake liners and coffee filters!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Laura! Sooo Cute!
How our lives are sugared with the
arrival of designer cupcake liners.
I love the idea of dipping the whites!
Happy "My Favorite Pin", Friday!

Curtains in My Tree said...

That is so cute and I think I can make that LOL

Ann said...

I came over from as the crackerhead crumbles. I loved the name of your blog. Those gift bags are adorable.

E. Charlotte said...

So cute! I really like this idea!

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

precious! love it! ♥

It's All Connected said...

I'm pinning this so I don't forget. I never would have thought of food colouring for trimming the edges! ~ Maureen

Vel Criste said...

Thanks for thinking my small project was worth mentioning on the link-up! Love the cupcake decor - will do it when I wrap a present next time - as a ribbon!

CAS said...

Those little cupcake liner flowers are so cute. Really adorable liners are popping up every where, & I find it hard to resist them.

Thank you for stopping by & commenting on my post about car issues. I had to laugh when you said you were excited about 104 degree days -- truly, only we Arizonans can get excited about any temp under 105!


The Long Awaited Home said...

I made these cupcake liner flowers to decorate our coffee room for Ladies Day Apart at our church. Karen Kingsbury was our speaker. Love the idea of sticking them on a gift bag!