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