If you are looking for a heartfelt way to package favors or small gifts these heart bags are the answer! They are oh so easy to create with pretty papers and trims and make the simplest of gifts a true “Gift from the Heart”…literally. Whether you are planning a bridal or baby shower, garden tea party or Mother’s day brunch these heart bags are the perfect packaging for favors and small gifts!
I created my heart bags with the aptly titled “Heart Bag Score Boards Die” from Eileen Hull’s “From the Heart” Sizzix collection. You can find a full tutorial on how to assemble your heart bags HERE. Today I will be sharing some new and creative ways to embellish the heart bags for all your “Heartfelt” gifting need
I created the heart bags pictured with Brenda Walton Papers from K&Company, vintage ribbons and trims, Xyron Adhesive and Sticky-Back Canvas Stamped with Stampotique stamps and others from my collection.
I’m hosting Mother’s day brunch this year and wanted to send the other moms home with a little something
This floral heart bag holds packages of seeds and is adorned with an oh so proper stamped message from Stampotique “Keep calm, smile and create something beautiful!”
To sweeten the deal I’ve included a pretty potted plant and a pair of gardening gloves.
This little lovely boasts a lace wrapped handle adorned with Sticky-back canvas stamped text stars also from Stampotique.
I’ve stuffed it full of flavored teas…perfect for sipping in the garden.
How to Make Heart Favor Bags
You can find a full tutorial on how to create these heart favor bags HERE. Today I’ll be sharing how to create a ribbon wrapped handle and embellish your favor bags with various trims.
- Heart Bag Scoreboards Die by Eileen Hull for Sizzix
- Scrapbook paper/cardstock
- Favorite Stamps (I used Stampotique)
- Sticky Back Canvas
- Archival Ink
- Xyron Adhesive
Creating a Handle
STEP 1: Cut a length of Chipboard 9 x 3/4 in in length
STEP 2: Cut a length of ribbon long enough to cover the front and back side of handle. Run ribbon through Xyron 1.5 in create-a-sticker and adhere to chipboard handle.
Embellishing Heart Favor Bags
STEP 1: Stamp scrap or die cut pieces of Sticky-back canvas with favorite stamps (I used Stampotique) in archival ink (sepia).
*Stamp Frames were die cut with Sizzix originals “Stamps and Frames”
STEP 2: Add stamped sticky-back canvas to favor bags. Here I have added sticky-back canvas stars to the lace wrapped handle.
Use your scraps to create custom gift tags!
Coupled with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Distress Stained Trims these tags make these gifts from the heart even more meaningful!
I adore this quote from Georgia O’Keeffe “A Flower touches everyone’s heart.” I wholeheartedly agree…don’t you?
I hope you enjoy creating these heart bags as much as I have. They truly are a gift from the heart
Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for “Featured Product Friday” there will be tons of creative inspiration from Xyron including a giveaway of not one but TWO of my “Must Have” Craft Products! See you soon!