i always bring fun little gifts to hand out with my gift cards when i go to a conference. for the last 3 years at blissdom, i’ve attached posy pins to my gift cards. this year, i decided to change things up a bit!
i saw these gift bags and decided i wanted to do something similar.
i used a couple of different pinky coral craft paints and some “spouncers” from walmart.
i ordered a couple sets of these muslin drawstring bags from here. i love the thicker string than the typical bags i’ve found, and they were pretty reasonable – about 29 cents a piece.
i put some cardstock un the pouch to protect the paint from seeping through to the other side.
i squirted some of each paint color on an old pie tin. no need to mix them together. i was ok if the colors varied a bit.
ok, here’s an example of too much paint on the sponge.
so go back to the tin and bounce it until…
it looks like this. the sponge actually holds quite a bit of paint.
i just eyeballed the center of the bag
this is what it looks like if you only press the sponge on, but…
you need to press the sponge and then twist until the entire circle is solid. unless you want a more artsy look and not be solid…
here’s a solid dot. its still wet and bubbly.
each of my bags were a little bit different, which made them really fun to make.
which is a good thing when you make about 45 bags.
some of my dots overlapped the edges and i liked the look.
because these gifts were also promotional and for marketing purposes, i needed to make sure i had them well marked. i printed out my business name on cardstock then cut it into little flags.
i lined up the paper flags (not on the pull tie) and stitched the paper on with a contrasting stitch.
i trimmed the threads, then admired my work!
then it was time to fill the bags! i stuffed in a folded post card with a discount code.
and most all of the bags got a travel tissue case with my business card tucked in the fold.
just trying to get my name across. do you think it was clear? ;)
a handful of these bags had some fun strands of mini bunting!
so pretty, right?