Welcome to Day 2 of my last minute Handmade Holiday 2016 Series!
I'm back with my third year of last minute handmade ideas! Even with the craziness of the season I like to be able to add handmade touches to gifts for our friends and family. Over the next two weeks I'll be sharing mostly quick (an hour or less) Handmade Holiday ideas for cards, tags and gift wrapping sure to add that handmade touch we all love. Most ideas will include multiples (today I created four tote bag gift bags)!
Each Handmade Holiday project blog post will feature a brand new, never before seen project(s) plus at least one incredible giveaway from a generous sponsor!I
REINDEER TOTE BAGS
For the past two years, I've featured a Lawn Fawn tote/treat/goodie bag as part of my Handmade Holiday Series and today it's time for the 2016 tote bags! I love these little bags for small gifts like jewelry (I tucked some pretty little Stella & Dot pretties into two of the bags) and in the other two I added some handmade felt ornaments created with Simon Says Stamp Plush Dies (those are coming to the blog soon!). The tote bag would be perfect for giving gift cards, nail polishes, small makeups and chapstick, as well as other small treats and gifts!
These gift bags are inspired by THIS card I created a few weeks ago...
I die cut cross stitched circles for the fronts of each bag by die cutting Narwhal Cardstock using a Large Cross Stitched Circle Die. I stamped falling snow on each circle using an image from the Snow Cool Stamp Set and the Yeti Pigment Ink. Then I adhered the circles to one side of the tote bags.
I stamped images from the Cheery Christmas and Toboggan Together Stamp Sets on smooth white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and colored in the images with Copic Markers before die cutting with the coordinating Cheery Christmas Dies and Toboggan Together Dies. Detail was added to the images with a black glaze pen and the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen. I adhered the images to the circle on the front of each tote bag and then assembled the tote bags as shown in the video.
For the tags, I die cut the Tiny Tags from smooth white, Storm Cloud, and Mermaid cardstocks. I stamped greetings on both sides from the Tiny Tags Sayings Stamp Set with Storm Cloud Ink, Merman Ink, and Yeti Pigment Ink. I threaded through some Lawn Trimmings Twine through each and knotted the ends.
I wrapped some silk ribbon around one side of the handle on the tote bags and secured a tag to each to finish the bags.
Some gray confetti is the perfect compliment to the colors of these bags and great for tucking around the gifts inside!
Little gifts of jewelry fit in these adorable Tote Bags so easily! I tucked in the Stella & Dot Winding Arrow Earrings and the Stella & Dot Luna Pendant Necklace into two of the gift bags. These pretty little pieces are the perfect size to fit the tote bags.
I just love the gorgeous Stella & Dot Luna Pendant Necklace and it looks even more amazing paired with the Double Horn Pendant. Layering necklaces is always such a great look and one of my personal favorites! I wear hoop earrings all the time and I love the unique take on the hoop with these Stella & Dot Winding Arrow Earrings. They look amazing with many different outfits and jewelry choices.
Plus, don't forget, it's still Dot Dollars time! So for every $50 spent, you get a $25 credit for later! I love this promotion! I'm a huge fan of Stella & Dot jewelry both for myself and to give as gifts and I love having a little credit to take off future orders!
I received the product(s) mentioned in this post for free from Stella & Dot. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of these reindeer tote bags from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
G I V E A W A Y
I'm thrilled to be offering a couple of incredible giveaways today!
Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn Online Store or a spot in an Online Card Classes Class!
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Also, Ellen Hutson is offering a one-time use code for 10% off everything in the Ellen Hutson Online Store. Please use code NicholHH16 in the coupon code box and select "apply".
Winners for the week will all be notified via email and posted on the blog on December 20, 2015.
A huge thank you to Kelly at Lawn Fawn and Jennifer and Kristina at Online Card Classes for sponsoring the giveaways today!
S I M I L A R P R O J E C T S
Looking for more gift tags, bags, and more ideas?
Here are links to the 2016 Handmade Holiday Series projects:
Here are links to the 2015 Handmade Holiday Series projects:
- Day 1: North Pole Gift Card Envelopes with video
- Day 2: Vellum Gift Bags and Reindeer Tags with video
- Day 3: Gift Card Holder Cards and Matching Envelopes with video
- Day 4: Pretty Packages and Tags with video
- Pretty Packages (close up)
- Day 5: Bella Blvd Lined Fabric Gift Bags
- Day 6: Penguin Peek-A-Boo Gift Tags
- Day 7: Reindeer Games Spinner Tags
Here are links to the 2014 Handmade Holiday Series: