Jess here with a quick wrapping project that you can customize for any occasion. You will soon discover I have a thing for anything with wings- birds, fairies, butterflies, you name it. I figured there is no better way to kick off my posts than with a bird project.
I folded the doilies in half and wrapped them around the bag. I played with different size and colors until I came up with a combination that would work with my image. Once I made my decision I used my double sided tape to adhere them to the bag.
I chose the hummingbird image from the Altered Pages Birds with Hats Collage sheet. How can you not love a bird wearing a crown?! I cut out one full image and then trimmed just the butterfly on the crown out of a second image. All of the images were inked around the edges to hide the white paper they are printed on.
I used a tiny strip of the double sided tape to attach the butterfly to the main image. I added gold dew drops for extra bling on the crown.
The little bird was placed on top of the doilies using clear mounting squares.
I punched two holes in the top of the bag using a standard size hole punch and wound tulle through them.
I then dug into my Christmas stash for some tiny vintage glass ornaments.
The colors perfectly mimic the colors on the bird. I threaded the twine through the tulle and then strung the ornaments onto the twine.
The final step was to stamp my sentiment. I didn't have a gift in mind when creating this so I thought I would leave the sentiment generic enough that it could work for multiple occasions.
I have now made several of these bags in multiple sizes. I will have them posted on my blog so you can see how easily they work up and come back here to refer to the tutorial.
I hope you enjoyed my first post for the Altered Pages team! I cannot wait to create and share with all of you.