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Gift bag ornament

Gift bag ornament 

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Hey, Friends! I am super excited about these Gift bag ornaments! These cute little ornaments are so easy to make and will look adorable on your Christmas Tree this year! I also think they would look cute tied onto packages. You could even put magnets on the back to decorate the refrigerator! The possibilities are endless, let me show you how to make them!:

Materials: 

  • Crafting wood squares from Dollar Tree
  • Cute gift bag to fit the square ( I found mine at Big Lots)
  • Paint ( I used the colors spruce and cotton from A Frayed Knot)
  • paint brushes
  • Mod Podge
  • glitter
  • stain ( I used min wax dark walnut)
  • old rag
  • rubber gloves ( I suggest wearing these when staining so you don’t get it on your hands)
  • rusty wire or twine
  • Drill (optional)

How to:

Step 1: Drill a small hole in two of the corners for the wire to hang your ornament.

Step 2: Stain the front and back of the wood square and allow it to dry. I use a blow dryer to help speed up this process.

Step 3: Dry brush some of the SPRUCE GREEN onto the front of the square. To do this, just dip your brush in paint and then dab some off and then brush onto your project. A chip brush will work best for this look. Allow to dry.

Step 4: Now we are going to do the same thing using the COTTON paint. Just dip your brush into the paint, dab some off, and then brush the front of your project. Allow to dry.

Step 5: Cut the picture part of the gift bag off. The cool thing about using these gift bags is that they are double sided. So one bag will get you 2 ornaments! Make sure when cutting that you leave a little room because we are going to rip the edges.

Step 6: Using your fingers, gently rip the edges of the picture off. This is just going to add to that rustic/primitive look. You want to make sure that your picture is slightly smaller than the square so some of the wood sticks out all the way around.



Step 7: Using the same rag that we used above, run some stain over the ripped gift bag. You need very little stain to do this! You may already have enough left over on your rag from step 2. So you may not need to re-dip the rag in stain. Give the gift bag a quick dry with the blow dryer.

Step 8: Mod Podge the back of the ripped gift bag and stick it to the painted wood square. Try your best to get it as even as possible. Use your hands to smooth it down. Allow to dry.

Step 9: Paint the entire front of the wood square with a light coat of Mod Podge and sprinkle on a little glitter. This just adds a little something extra to this project, in my opinion.

Step 10: Attach the rusty wire. To do this I feed both ends of the wire through to the front. I then take a pencil and curl the wire and then push it flat to my project. Next, take a little dab of glue and put it over the sharp ends of the wire. This will keep you from getting cut, because the wire is sharp!

 

 

If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube 

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