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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stenciled Burlap Wine Bag #CreativeBuzz

The holiday season is fast approaching and with that comes numerous gatherings and parties. 
It is always nice to show up to a party with a gift for the host or hostess and I have a super easy, quick one for you today.

 Taking wine to a party is always nice so I thought it would be nice to customize a burlap wine bag to take in style.

Here's how to create it. 

- Burlap Wine Bags (I bought mine at Wal-Mart)
-Acrylic Paint (I chose black)
-Stencil Brush
-Glue Gun
-Cutting machine to create a stencil or letter stencils

Cut out your stencil but and place on your bag. Be sure to keep the centers of any letters! 

Using a stencil brush, pounce the paint onto the burlap.

When complete, pull off the stencil and let dry. Doesn't take long!
I chose to place my stencil sideways on the left side so the start of my word is at the bottom of the bag running up. If you choose to place your word sideways on the right side, it should start at the top of the bag and run down.

I then wanted to add a little something more to the bag so I hot glued a ribbon near the top and make a little bow.
I picked a more Christmasy ribbon but you can customize this for any occasion, time of year, or holiday.

Be sure to glue all the way into the folds on the side so the bag can be folded flat to store.

Place your wine inside, tie with some coordinating ribbon, and it is party ready! 

Add a fun phrase on the back or just do this on the front. 
Easy to customize however you please! 

You could easily make a few of these to keep on hand for any of those last minute get togethers that you want to take a gift too. Nice to dress it up a bit instead of a plain store bought bag.

The #CreativeBuzz ladies have all made some other great host or hostess gift ideas perfect to make this holiday season merry and bright. 

 1. Stenciled Burlap Wine Bag by A Glimpse Inside
2. Sewn Coasters by Handmade in the Heartland
3. Bottle Tag Printable by 733 Blog
4. Put Your Feet Up and Relax Gift by A Girl and A Gluegun
5. Dinner in a Jar by Play. Party. Pin
6. Stenciled Tea Towels by One Krieger Chic


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kitchen Island Makeover

You may recall that when I shared our kitchen reveal, I said that our island was slated for a makeover and I am thrilled to say that it is finally complete! 

Happy that it is finally complete since we  bought the paint for this project summer of 2013!

Here is a shot of what the island looked like in our kitchen before.
Black island, blonde top, just kinda blended in.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Felt Turkey Advent Calendar

November is just around the corner which is the start of the holiday season.

People normally do fun advent calendars for Halloween and Christmas but what about Thanksgiving?
 Thanksgiving is a day to have fun with family and friends and give thanks for everything so why not have fun counting down until the day?! 

I made a super easy felt turkey advent calendar just for that! 

 It is nice and interactive for kids to get excited about Thanksgiving arriving.

Again, it is so easy, and a fast project too. Here is how to make one for yourself.

 -Felt, felt, and more felt.
-Fabric Tack Glue or Hot Glue Gun
-Fabric Marker

Friday, October 24, 2014

{Fabulous Features} #18

You guys are super talented and I enjoy browsing all the ideas linked up each week to the Handmade Hangout Party. 

 Did you know that we have a Pinterest board set up just for the Handmade Hangout? All of the hostesses pin the ideas they feature and then other favorite projects. So be sure to check out the Handmade Hangout Pinterest board.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Handmade Hangout #19

Let's Party!! 
Show us what you got!

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Christina from Christina's Adventures

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Karen from Redoux Interiors

Beth from Farm Fresh Vintage Finds

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!