Tomorrow is my niece Audra's birthday. I found these neat little toys called Zoobles and I figured they would be perfect for a five year old. I kinda wanted to buy some for myself. Technically I could have and then gifted them to myself later this month for my birthday. Alas I decided to skip getting more because I would end up just playing with them instead of wrapping Audra's gift. Or worse I may have been tempted to open hers and play with them too!
Once I got home I realized I had no gift bag or even a box to put these critters in. There is no way I was going to just wrap these individually. The packaging would make for a sloppy looking wrap job. So I decided I would make a gift bag. Yep, I figured I had stuff around the house to make a bag. Never done it before and I am so proud of myself I am sharing my results.
Materials I used:
*An old Tokidoki calendar that my sister gave me. I knew it would come in handy one day!
*Scissors to cut up the calendar, cut the tape and ribbon.
*Clear tape that I used to laminate the large sides to give them a little more strength and avoid tearing. Also to tape together the bag.
*Teddy bear hole punch. I don't have a regular hole punch so I used the bear shaped one so I could add handles.
*Pink and black leopard print ribbon for the handles. I got this ribbon as a gift and I thought I would never use it because I hate leopard print anything. Guess I finally found a use for it!
The finished product! I think the bag came out rather nice. I almost don't want to give it away!!!
I finished it off with some polka dot tissue paper I had in the closet. I think my gift bag will be the cutest one at Audra's party. I don't know if I am more excited about the bag or the gift now. My sister Lily is going to love the way I re-purposed the calendar she gave me.
I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and I hope to post pictures of the birthday party soon. Oh I almost forgot I will have pictures of the rodeo. I've never been and I am very much looking forward to mutton busting. I intend on peeing before this event as I fear losing bladder control from laughing too much.
What is mutton busting?
Yes, that is a child riding a sheep. I don't know why it's a thing but... it's a thing I guess.