Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Goodie Bags From Scraps

I won't be hanging stockings for Christmas.  I'll be hanging goodie bags made from scrap material........Okay, I may hang stockings too.  For now, I'm working on bags.  Caution, the imperfections are intentional.  I love to beat things up a bit.



I used canvas cloth for these, and used the "Fabric Printing" method for the images.  I only added one handle at the back for hanging.




I used some of my vintage Christmas images.  The bags are about 8x10.  Keeping it simple, I just stitched around the edges, and frayed it a bit.  I wanted a worn, vintage look.  The handles are the hemmed edges of the canvas cloth.  I just cut a section, and stitched it to the bag.













This bag was copied in color.  I didn't stitch this one, I used fusing tape.




I also added a pattern to the back.  It's a copy of vintage wrapping paper.  I dunked the bag in watered down coffee to get the aged look.






Actually, they've all been dunked. I just left "The First Noel" bag in the coffee longer than the others.

You can stuff them with goodies, a floral arrangement, etc.................



I have soooooo many variations to this, and other projects to share.  See ya soon.


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41 comments:

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

These are darling, Rosemary - such a great idea!

Susan said...

Rosemary, what beautiful work you did creating these bags. These are so adorable!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

Love your bags, dunked and all. Wouldn't it be cute to make some stockings like this too?

Barbara Jean said...

you are the craftinest (is that a word?) =) girl I've ever seen!!

love these...so many take offs running through my mind....but you get things done! (unlike myself)

blessings
barb

Anne said...

Cute bags Rosemary! You are one busy lady! Will you have time to decorate your home for the holidays?
xx
Anne

Bliss said...

These are awesome, pinned 'em.

Bliss

Victoria said...

Your creative mind never rests Rosemary, these are gorgeous!!!

Gail said...

I had to pin this along with printing on fabric! Love your creative ideas!

Donna said...

I love your bags, Rosemary! What a fun and creative idea! I think they would make wonderful gift bags, too!!!

Pamela said...

Rosemary these are darling! Absolutely love them to pieces. Off to see if you have any in your shop.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

These bags are wonderful! Very very cute.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love these, Rosemary! The vintage graphics are wonderful.

Heaven's Walk said...

I am actually running out of adjectives for you, Rosemary. lol! Amazing, creative, genius, brilliant, awesome......hmmmmm....what else...? I think I'm speechless....again. lolol!

xoxo laurie

BECKY said...

You are so creative, Rosemary! These look wonderful!! Love that they got dunked, too. That always gives things just a little more character!

Have a lovely week!
Hugs,
Becky

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

Love these! Since I sing in the choir at church I especially love the music patterns,

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Oh, I love these! Are you going to put The First Noel one in your Etsy shop by any chance? That's my fave. If yes, I'll take it! LOL.

Kelly said...

Those are so unique! So many ways you could use those.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great project, Rosemary. These would even be wonderful for hostess gifts. I love the music sheet one the best.

One More Time said...

These are Great! Love them all.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Those look great Rosemary... you are so talented.
Ciao for now...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are great, Rosemary! I love the images. I could just see these filled with Christmas greenery, too.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

These turned out really nice! What a great idea. Love the images.

Olive said...

Gorgeous and I am all about coffee and coffee colored objects:}

Cynthia said...

These bags are amazing! I love them.

Cynthia

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

You are so creative and your 'tutorial' sharing is so very helpful. Love your bags.
Joy

Nyanser av vitt said...

They are absolutely outstanding. Soooooo beautiful
Have à nice day. For me it is very soon time for bed
Agneta

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love the bags, Rosemary! What a neat substitution for stockings! You're so creative!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Rosemary I love them!! My favorite one is the The First Noel!

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Oh gosh, those are so sweet. I love them!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Pat C. said...

Oh, I do love these!♥ What a clever idea! (And thank you for sharing your techniques with us--you are so sweet!) xoxo

Gail said...

Love your Christmas goodies bags Rosemary!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

You are simply amazing!

County Line Road said...

I adore these!!! Where are you at Kane?

Holly said...

I have never seen fabric that cute before. I'd hang goody bags instead of stockings, too! Thanks for your comment on my old door display...:)Have a fun week!

pink*cherub*moon said...

These are so cute and what a clever alternative to stockings! Glad you're having so much fun creating! Hugs, Leena

Debbiedoo's said...

Those are adorable Rosemary and sure to be a hit!

Burlap Luxe said...

O, o oh! Rosemary these sweet holiday bags inspire the best. Love them, truly these are something I want to try doing, next year I suppose :)
I thought I was busy, but I am convinced that you never sleep :)
Thank you for all the wonderfully inspiring pieces you add to our creative lives, and getting our hands involved in wanting to create like you.
Thank you dear friend for making time to visit me, and comments that joy my heart.
Xox
Doré

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1 Frugal Queen said...

I am so loving these bags Miss Rosemary. They are gorgeous!!! You really inspire me so much. I wish you lived close to me:)I love love all your ideas. You are the friend that I need to kick me in the brain from time to time. LOL!

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Karina Russell said...

Rosemary, these are beautiful!