Thursday, December 9, 2010

sip, stir, enjoy!

Today I have a fun project to share! I made cute little holders for some spiced apple cider packets I picked up at the store recently. It's nice to have little gifts handy this time of year, you never know when you'll need one (or two or three :)




So to make these I used a 5 1/2 X 7 inch flat paper sack. I folded it not quite in half and stitched around the sides and bottom, making a pocket to slip the cider packet into. You wouldn't have to stitch across the bottom, I just did that for decorative purposes.

Next I attached a 4" paper doiley, and tied some gingham ribbon around the bag. I added the Mat Stack (using PTI Mat Stack 1 and patterned paper). Then I added the PTI Harvest Gold felt, and finally the cute little image from Tiny Treats Christmas on top. I finished the packet off by tying on a Harvest Gold button with some twine.




I really love how these turned out. I love the homespun feel of the brown bag, the doiley, and the gingham ribbon and button. I think it makes a very sweet little gift :)




If anyone is interested, I have these Kraft paper sacks and doilies for sale. I'm selling them in sets of 50 paper sacks and 30 doilies (see below). The price is 10.00, which includes shipping in the US! I'm asking for a 10.00 PTI gift certificate as payment, and I'll get them out in the mail to you right away so you can make your own holiday goodies :) Please email me at djaquay@yahoo.com if you're interested. I have a limited number of these sets available.





That's all for now, hope this day finds you happy and healthy!




38 comments:

  1. These are darling! I love the look of the doily layered on the paper sack. They all look so cute together!

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  2. Oh how fun Diane! What a great use of simple supplies and stamps! Any person recieving this would feel warmth!

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  3. Oh, these are perfect! You are so clever! I really need a sewing machine added to my wish list because it's one thing I am lacking for my projects! Maybe after I move, I can look in to this if I actually have a decent crafting space. Oh, and I know about the Tampon Angels! I thought I had seen it all till I saw that! Whatever makes your Christmas Merry right? :-)

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  4. Diane, these are SO, SO cute!! What perfect little gifts for the season!!

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  5. It's a perfect idea, Diane! These little gifts look so sweet!

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  6. These are so cute Diane. I just recently got some doilies and haven't figured out how to use them just yet. This is a great idea. I love the gingham ribbon.

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  7. These are super cute and will definitely make great gifts. Love the gingham ribbon too.

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  8. Love the brown paper pockets and doily together. Lovely project, Diane! I want to make these too. Should give it a try today :)

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  9. What a super cute idea! The contras of the craft and the doily is so perfect.

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  10. I love how you added that special touch of stitching to your little bags and doilies! So cute!

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  11. OMGoodness girl these are so cute!!! I love the colors and the homespun feel to them. Excellent gift giving idea. TFS

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  12. I love the red stitched outline on the circle, matched with the red/white candy cane and then the red gingham ribbon! All so wonderful!

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  13. Oh yum! I LOVE the Alpine Cider packets... yum! I'd drink those all the time when I used to live by myself. :) And the bags are so sweet!

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  14. You did it again Diane!
    Wow! I'm truly amazed!
    Gorgeous and so thoughtful!!

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  15. oh my these are beautiful Diane... so so cute! It's cold here in Fargo.. brrr am I getting one? LOL ;)

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  16. fabulous gift idea, Diane! so beautifully decorated and so sweet! love them!

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  17. Cute little gift ideas Diane! What a great idea :) TFS

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  18. These are so pretty Diane! I love the colors, the design, the ribbon! Everything together is so pretty!

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  19. These are so fun! Such a great project. I love how you want PTI payment, so smart!

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  20. Diane, these are soooooo homey and cute. They make me want to curl up under a blanket and have hot chocolate next to a fireplace. (if I HAD a fireplace!) LOVE this project!

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  21. These are terrific! Love the doily!

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  22. This is such a great gift idea! I like how you stitched up the pockets. Beautiful work, Diane!

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  23. ohhh beautiful holders, Diane!! :) great idea!!!

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  24. Diane! I love what you did with these! I really like how you did your stitching.....great project!

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  25. Diane I LOVE them! They turned out so CUTE!!! What a WONDERFUL little treat...I am on my way over to get mine! HA HA!! :)
    Have a GREAT day my friend!!!

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  26. These are so SWEET, and perfect gifts! I love the gingham as well!

    Just read your previous post, and sending well wishes and prayers your way! :) Hope you don't have to have surgery!

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  27. Oh my gosh Diane..these gifts are amazing!!! Love everything about them and the card below is stunning. Thanks for always bringing me good cheer to my blog. Hugs,Kathy

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  28. These are wonderful gifts, Diane! I hope you are enjoying your days before Christmas! Happy Holidays.

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  29. What a delightful idea, Diane! I love the colors and these are SO adorable! Thank you for stopping by my blog...you always bring a bright smile to my face! XOXO

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  30. So sweet Diane! Really pretty design and the red gingham ribbon is just the right finishing touch.

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  31. FANTASTIC ...... LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!! But let's face it I love all of your ideas!!!

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  32. These are DARLING! And what a nice little something to have around to give people! LOVE how it's made with paper bags and doilies! FAB project! LOVE the red and white gingham!

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  33. These are absolutely ADORABLE!!! Love the comfy cozy feel of the super cute image layered with the gingham ribbon, the kraft bag, and the doiley!! Just perfect!

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  34. BE-AU-TI-FUL! I love the way you've used the cider packages as an integral part of the project's colour combination - it's just sooo happy!

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  35. So pretty!! I may just have to use this as inspiration with my bags and doilies :)

    Have a great weeekend!

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