Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!


These bags are a quick and easy way to package homemade baked goods. Gather a few brown paper lunch bags, assorted paints, a sponge, scissor, and a sharpie. With your sharpie, draw several shapes onto a sponge. Using a scissor, cut out the shapes. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect as we are going for the rustic look. Dip the sponge shapes into the paint(I used acrylics)and stamp to your hearts content. Once the paint has dried(you can speed it up with a blow dryer if you wish), take your sharpie and do a quick outline on some of the shapes, adding squiggles and other dibs and dabs for interest. Place your baked goods into the bag, fold the top over once, punch a couple of holes, thread some ribbon or twine through the holes, add a tag and voila, you're done! Easy peasy. Homemade goodies in a rustic, homemade bag. Perfect!

I wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. As we say here in the islands, Mele Kalikimaka and Hauoli Makahiki Hou, or Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Aloha!

25 comments:

Steffi said...

Thank you so much for your nice comment in my blog!

Merry christmas and a Happy New Year for you & your family!

Greetings from the cold Hamburg/Germany to Hawaii :))

Steffi

Catherine said...

What a super idea!! If I ever finish these little quilts, I want to get some baking done sometime Christmas Eve.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Cathi

Estrella said...

Feliz Navidad y próspero Año para 2009 para ti y los tuyos. Desde España con cariño

Jackie said...

Wonderful idea! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!!

sweetiepie said...

Lettie, you are always full of such neat ideas. I bet everyone on your list will be thrilled to receive one of these. Merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous New Year to you and your family.

Carrie P. said...

Such special wrapping for a special gift. Thank you for the Christmas wish in Hawaiian. I wish you and yours a Blessed Christmas and a properous New Year.

Sandra :) said...

Mele Kalikimaka and Hauoli Makahiki Hou right back at you - I hope you and your family have a most wonderful Christmas, and the very best in the new year!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

How lucky friends and family are to receive such creative gifts and packaging from you, Lettie. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

The Blue Plum Shop said...

Great gift bags!

Priscilla said...

Merry Christmas Lettie!
Wishing you a wonderful blessed Christmas.
Thanks for sharing all your lovely projects, I'm always inspired when I visit your blog and its always fun to see what crafty thing you will come up with next - those gift bags are very cute :o)

Simply This and That said...

Merry Christmas Lettie! So fun to get to know you this year. Much Love, ooxx`jodi

Cheryl said...

Great bags!! Thanks you so much for the wonderful year of amazing ideas!!! Merry, Merry to you and your family.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Love the goody bags.

Maria said...

Lettie,
I'm very happy to receive news from you.
Merry Christmast! I wish you the best for you and yours. Besos (kisses) from Spain. María

papel1 said...

Merry Christmas Lettie.
Judy

Mom2fur said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!

Jennifer said...

So simple and sweet. Merry Christmas.

Stephanie D. said...

I hope you had a Merry Christmas, Lettie--and that you take at least a week off before you start working on craft fair items again! lol

Connie W said...

I love your bags and plan to give it a try next year. They are great!

ivoryspring said...

Love those gift bags!! I will have to try them for next year. I hope to do homemade gifts next year... was going to do it this year, but never got around to doing it.

Best New Year wishes to you and yours!

randi---i have to say said...

These bags are so cute! I bet they would be perfect for Valentines Days--with hearts of course!

ivoryspring said...

Hi Lettie,

It's lovely to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words on my dolphin quilt. It is a bit different from my usual style, but it's nice to get out of the box sometimes.

mommi said...

i Lettie, thank you for looking at my blog...i didnt think anyone would ever comment, i never gettem.....anyway, i love your blog. I am going to add it to my many that i have on mine.....thank you again....i will be back to visit a lot.

elizabeth.

Connie Ortiz said...

Hi Lettie, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I adore your stuff! And I love pin cushions. :)

Connie Ortiz

Janie said...

Happy New Year Lettie. My ist Giveaway stars today.

Janie