Thursday, 31 March 2011

Spring Gift Bags

Here's a Spring gift perfect for Mother's Day, or for adding a touch of sunshine to any day!


To make our Spring Bags we used:
Pastel coloured A4 card
Easy painters / daubers (These are brilliant for all ages to use & great for those children who aren't so keen on getting their hands messy)
Glue stick
Hole punch
Ribbon / String
Jar of Coffee

Minnie decorated each sheet of card using a selection of easy painters. Once dry we wrapped the card around a jar of coffee to create the shape of the bag, & sealed the side of the card with glue. We then laid the coffee jar on its side with the card still wrapped around it & folded up one end of the card (as if wrapping up a present) this created the bottom of our bag. We sealed this with more glue & left to dry.


We removed the coffee jar, & hole punched the open end of the bag & threaded the ribbon through. Minnie then decorated some of the bags with ribbon.


So our bags were complete, but now we needed some vases. Minnie rummaged through our recycling & found the glass jars & clear plastic bottles (vases) she wanted to use. She decorated these with glass pens & we added the ribbon to the top.



Last Autumn Minnie planted some daffodil bulbs & it's been wonderful to see them decorating the garden this year. She wanted to add some flowers to her vases, so collected her homegrown daffs!


So here are our Spring Gift Bags! Homegrown flowers, in a hand-decorated vase, gift wrapped in a handcrafted bag!


We've recently been planting a selection of seeds & Minnie has been 'looking after' her seedlings daily!
She decided to add some of these to her bags too.

I love the peas popping out of the bag!
Minnie's also added her hand painted flowerpots to the bags each holding a calendula plant.


I love the idea of giving a gift that keeps on growing! :)






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