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    Easy Custom Gift Bags & Christmas Ornaments

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Bella Ayers, Gifts/Decorations, Giveaways, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

    Before we see Christmas artwork by 2 artists: a new FREE gift kit!

    Xmas Tags FREE Gift Kit!
    With all the cute gift bags and ornaments today, I thought some little gift tags to attach to your prezzies were in order! There are 3 variations shown at left, each set includes:
    - 5 custom tags
    - 1 tag from A Very Merry Christmas Cardstock Frames & Tags
    - one of these extra embellishments:
       - New Red Poinsettias Button
       - 21mm Candy Cane
       - 25mm Laughing Snowman Cabochon

    ALL ORDERS on Thursday through Monday, November 9-13 (2017) will receive one of the Xmas Tags Gift Kits FREE!

    Let’s start off today’s pretties with FOUR adorable (small) gift bags by Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kimberly Ayers)! I know those clear snowflake are less than an inch wide, so I’m guessing that little bag is about 4″ wide…

    Feeling pretty bah-humbug this year for the upcoming great money exchange, I decided that I am giving out gift cards, black licorice and lumps of coal. So whose been naughty and whose been nice?

    Since these items are small, I’ll need small gift/treat bags so I decided to make my own after finding these cute little white bags from Michaels.

    Basically it takes just about no time at all to make the bags. I loved the Vintage Christmas 6×6 Paper Pad as well as the retro gift tags that were printed on one of the pages. The reindeer bag was made by cutting out two strips of paper from the paper pad glued down so that it would look like a present. The edges of the image are inked in black since I didn’t have a red or green stamp pad, but black does match coal quite nicely so I went with it. Glued the image down, then added the Flat Back Clear Iridescent Snowflakes and bow with a hot glue gun. The Santa image came from the Retro Xmas Round Ornaments Collage Sheet and since the image by itself was too flimsy, I backed it with some of the chipboard that Alpha Stamps uses to keep your collage sheets from getting bent in the mail. (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!) The Santa bag took a few minutes longer since I had to wait for the Stickles to dry on Santa’s beard, but no matter what, waiting for glue to dry is a lot better than fighting the crowds just to buy decorated gift bags.

    In case you’re wondering why I decided to make a Halloween treat bags as well since it has already passed, it’s because I love the images from the The Witching Hour Images from the Past Ephemera Sheet. Well that, and everyday is Halloween around here for our family! I think the Halloween references in the images are subtle, so they could also be used for New Years Eve and/or Carnaval gift/treat bags.

    Here’s a link to Bella’s supply list for quick links to the supplies for all 4 bags.


    Manly Plaid Ornaments by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas!

    I love these new ornaments by Rhonda! They are bright and cheery, yet the plaid papers make them feel nostalgic. Here’s a bit about those plaid choices from Rhonda’s blog post:

    You may have notice my “Manly Plaid” papers. They are from the Tim Holtz Christmas 8×8 Paper Stash. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them and really wanted to create ornaments that seemed more “husband friendly” as well as not so “over the top” which I usually like to do.

    Rhonda used all 3 of the chipboard ornament frame sets we announced earlier this month. And the ever-popular snowman is making another appearance: He just seems the perfect size (and adorable expression) to be popping out of the round window in these ornaments.

    Here’s a link to Rhonda’s supply list for quick links to the supplies for all 3 ornaments.

    And be sure to visit her blog post, for lots more photos and tips, like creating a hanger from seam binding and using the back layer from the ornament set to help secure the hanger.

    Hooray for the Snowglobe Giveaway!

    I just couldn’t let that photo of a plain, empty snowglobe (above) be the last image. So I was looking for little items that fit the snowglobe and my poking around turned into this Giveaway set!

    All of these items are in the Giveaway (and shown at left and/or below in that big giant photo!):
    - New DIY Snowglobe
    - Miniature Reindeer
    - Woodland Tree Lot – 5 Small TreesBack in Stock
    - New Fluffy Winter Snow
    - 1/4 Inch Red Holly Berry Stems
    - A flurry of greenery (short ends from some sold out items, plus Holly Berry Garland, Mini Pine & Berry Garland and a Wired Pine Needle Stem)
    - And one of the new Xmas Tags Gift Kits! (This tag set includes one of the new Red Poinsettias Buttons.)


     To enter the Snowglobe Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, November 10, 2017)!

    And tell me: What will you make with this group of goodies? That’s a lot of trees for one snowglobe… do you have other plans for them?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Autumn Harvest Buffet Giveaway? Susan! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

    Posted by Leslie, November 9th, 2017

    37 Responses to “Easy Custom Gift Bags & Christmas Ornaments”

    1. Nancy O Says:

      After making a snowglobe, the extra bits and goodies would be used on ornaments.

    2. Jen R Says:

      Well gotta make that snow globe then any other goodies left will go into my miniature scenes! Thank you AS for all these great giveaways!

    3. barbj Says:

      The snow globe is the main event!!! Everything else would make great Christmas tags and additions to packages.

    4. Elaine Kewin Says:

      Who doesn’t love a snowglobe :)

    5. K Toews Says:

      what a fun thing to do – create a snow globe. The extra trees will go in my Putz village

    6. Anne W Says:

      Ooh, I am intrigued by the snow globe. I would use the rest of the trees in miniature scenes. Fun!

    7. Annette Crain Says:

      I would make a little vignette with the reindeer, trees, snow and an old red truck with a tree in the back. I just finished a Christmas quilt called “Bringing home the tree” and this scene would bring it all together.
      Thanks for the chance!.

    8. Catharine McCammon Says:

      Oh happy fun for little party favors or tiny give-aways. I’ll decorate with my grandbebes!

    9. Ina Good Says:

      I would definitely make a snowglobe…I love them!

    10. Rita D Says:

      After making the snow globe, I would, of course, make more of them.

    11. Jan K Says:

      I would definitely make a snow globe and then the rest will be used in small jewelry size boxes for a diorama ornament!

    12. Ys Says:

      Un regalo encantador!!! Haria la bola de nieve, por supuesto. Y con los demas adornos, me gustaría hacer un paisaje nevado en un gran tarro de cristal. Gracias por organizar el sorteo.

    13. Laurie Brown Says:

      Todo es hermoso, pero amo los botes de boticario, me recuerdan una navidad Dickens. Una botica, llena de hermosos tarros, botes, de mezclas y olores deliciosos: Canela, mirra, etc..Los quiero!!

    14. Michelle Says:

      I would love to make a snowglobe!

    15. Laural Says:

      Snow globe with fairies on the trees and one riding on the deer.

    16. Rhonda Sihocky Says:

      I love the snow globe. I want to make one.

    17. Pauline Pire Says:

      Hi! I would love to make your snow globe. I have made one Ornament with a small quilted ornament tree in it. Never made a snow globe. I just found your site an love it.

    18. Barb macaskill Says:

      Oh DEER 🦌! Loving this Snowglobe DIY giveaway! So adorable and fun! I have lots of ideas on what I would put inside the snowglobe if I am lucky enough to win this prize! I would use the e tea trees to make a winter diorama!
      I love the adorable mini deer gift bag and the ornaments are lovely! TFS! 🤞✨🤞✨🤞✨💖✨🤞✨

    19. Carla Says:

      Love the snow globe! Perfect project for grandma craft time!

    20. Laurie staffaroi Says:

      I would make a magical snow globe!
      Extras for my miniature projects and
      Xmas village!!

    21. Karen Mallory Says:

      Of course I would make a snow globe. I mean how cute is that one! I always need little trees for my Christmas shadow boxes. I have so many little decorations I decided to make a lot of shadow boxes using all these tiny figurines!

    22. Debrah Hensley-The Says:

      I have a glass goblet I use as table decor that I’d love to add these trees to!

    23. Rebecca R. Says:

      I would make a mini fairy winter wonderland snow globe!

    24. Debi H. Says:

      Love the vintage style tree and deers on these snow globes. Would enjoy making one!

    25. Margaret D Says:

      Neat! I would definitely use the little trees after dying them and adding some snow along with the deer and make a sweet winter snow globe. It would be neat to make a Narnia one with a lamppost inside too. You get the most wonderful neat things!

    26. Judy Goodwin Says:

      My sister collects special snow globes so she would love a hand made one.

    27. Cheryl Lee Says:

      Very cute, a snowglobe would be something new I’ve never tried before. Or add all the little things to my miniatures. ??? Congrats to Susan!

    28. Leah Fein Says:

      Oh yes. I want to base a wreath around bottle brush trees if different sizes

    29. Barb A Says:

      Love anything Christmas….would make the snow globe and use the “leftovers” in either shadow boxes or pop apart clear ornaments.

    30. Jo Says:

      Love the little trees and the reindeer! I think I would make a Christmas scene with the chipboard houses that you carry – with lots of glitter!!!

    31. Kat Cashwell Says:

      I love snow globes! I would have to get some of the cool apothecary jars and make more Christmas scenes!

    32. Carol Slowik Says:

      Love the snow globe! Very gender friendly. I would probably just decorate the extra trees and set them around my knick knack’s. Love Christmas!!

    33. Nancy E Says:

      I love creating scenes under a container, whether it be acrylic or glass. I just love the possibilities!

    34. Mary Mac Says:

      I just love the snow globes.

    35. TONYA McWilliams Says:

      Love the snowglobes…but would use leftovers for ornaments or some other Christmas project.

    36. Kimberly Says:

      Oh! I so want to make a snowglobe with my little grandboy! No plans for brush trees as of yet, but a few may go into my advent calendar drawers…maybe decorated with tiny, colored wood beads!

    37. Thalia Kottke Says:

      Love the little reindeer. The spare trees would be cute embellishments for gift tags under the tree.