Monday, December 7, 2009

Blog Swap with Crafts and Deals

HI! I am Mary Ann from {Crafts and Deals...}

I am thrilled to be on Evie Adventures today!

I enjoy seeing all the fun projects that Evie and her Mom put together! I have got some great ideas from them! Isn't she the cutest?!

Here are a few of my favorite sites for Christmas Kids Crafts and activities...

Kaboose-this snowman ornament is from here. They have great ideas!

DLTK-they have lots of great games that you can print out and use for holiday parties!

Here is my tutuorial on how to make these FUN and EASY paper gift bags...they can be used for party favor bags, gift bags and make a fun gift for any holiday!

To make it you will need:

6x8 piece of card stock

some type of adhesive...I have used glue sticks, tape and glue dots

paper punch/crop-a-dile or BIG BITE {you can use eyelets or not it's up to you}

ribbon for the handles

Step one:

Score the top and bottom of the paper in 1 inch

Step two:

Measure from the top down to 3.25 inches and score a line horizontally then do it from the bottom up. This creates the bottom of the bag.

I drew lines where I scored so you could easily see where I have scored....

Step three:
Cut the side the picture below I added the white bars so you would know where to STOP cutting.

Step four:
Fold over the edges and glue or tape them together. You can add the decoration to the front at this time and punch the holes for the ribbon to make the handles.

And there you go! I hope this tutorial has made some sense!
If you make some of these email me you pictures I'd love to see what creative things you can do with this cute bag!!


  1. how cute! i am always looking for new and pretty ways to wrap presents! thank you! : )

  2. Super cute! I will definitely make some for presents!