DIY Father’s Day Gift Bag with Mod Melt Letters and Mod Podge

mod melt letters alphabet father's day gift bag diy craft Make your own Father’s Day gift bag with Mod Podge and Mod Melt Letters.

If you haven’t tried Mod Melts you can check out this video for all the 411.

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Mod Melt Alphabet Mold

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Video Tutorial on working Mod Melts and Molds.

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To make the bag:

Trim scrapbook paper to fit the front of a gift bag.

Apply Mod Podge Gloss or Matte to the back of the paper and position onto the bag.

Press with your fingers to remove any air bubbles.

Using a punch or scissors, cut a mustache and bow tie from contrasting paper.

Apply with Mod Podge.

Top-coat the entire top of the bag with a layer of Mod Podge.  Allow to dry 1 hour.

Make Mod Melt letters using a mini high-temp glue gun, Mod Melt Sticks in Milk Glass and the Alphabet Mold.

If you haven’t tried Mod Melts you can check out this video for all the 411.

Glue the letters to the bag with tacky glue or hot glue.

Happy Father’s Day!

xoxoxoxo

DIY: Paper Flower Cupcake Toppers

CUPCAKES for Everyone!I love serving cupcakes at parties…they are delicious, easy and guests love indulging in mini cakes.  I am also a huge fan of making custom decorations.  The toppers are quick to make and the impact is pretty fun.  These toppers I made for a baby shower I hosted for my little sis.

Let’s Make
Punch or cut paper circles and flower shapes from scrapbook paper.
Gather paper flowers.
Layer up the circles to create a design plan.
I like to mix and match sizes, colors and prints.
Hot glue the layers together.  Hot glue a gem or button to the center.
(The pink wand is the Hot Glue Gun Helper press wand)
 Hot glue half of a bamboo skewer or candy stick to the back of the cupcake topper and place in the center of the cupcake.
Guests will love to gobble them up!

D.I.Y. Christmas Party Invitations

PaRty TiME!

Having a party this holiday?  You still have time to whip up so custom party invations.  All you need is few sheets of scrapbook paper and some embellishments.

What you will need:
Solid Green Scrapbook Paper
Holiday Patterned Paper
Decorative Scissors or Rotary Cutter
Glue Stick
Holiday Paper Tags
Paper Punch
Gem Glue
Rhinestones

Begin by cutting a 5″X 5″ square of green paper.  Next cut two smaller squares from the holiday printed paper.  Use the picture as a size guide.

Next, glue a holiday themed journal tag and a small strip of green paper to the card.   Hand write the details of the party on the tag

 Cut a strip ofmesh ribbon (or other ribbon) to fit down the side of the card overlapping the green strip.

 Apply a thick coat of glue stick to the back of the ribbon and position on the card over the green strip.

Use a glue stick to attach 3 paper punched flowers to the card in a random pattern.  Add a drop of gem glue to the centers of the flowers.

  Place a clear gem in the center of each flower.
Done!Now send them out to friends and family!
Happy Holidays,
Cathie

Wrap it: handmade gift bags with paper clay and rubberstamps

Wrap it: handmade gift bags
P.S. They make really fun doggie bags for Thanksgiving!
Simple clay tags and rustic embossed stamps give gift bags some organic style.

Materials:
Delight modeling paper clay
Wax paper
Rolling pin
Food grade silicone spray
Nature rubberstamps – leaf designs
Craft scissors
Bamboo skewer
Pearlizing medium – by Plaid
Craft paint
Small paintbrushes
Inkpads
Distressed embossing powder—by Ranger Ink
Heat gun
Kraft paper gift bag
Twine or waxed cotton string
Ribbon
Hot glue

Steps:

1. Place the paper clay in between 2 layers of wax paper and use a rolling pin to roll the compound to ¼ inch thickness.

2. Remove top layer of wax paper, and spray the stamp with food grade silicone spray to prevent sticking. Stamp nature images into the compound.

3. Using a pair of craft scissors to carefully cut around the stamped images. Punch a hole in the wet paper clay with a bamboo skewer. Allow to air dry for 2 days.

4. Add the pearlizing medium to the craft paint and mix well. Paint the mixed paint and medium onto the leaf shape. Add highlights by using gold craft paint mixed with pearlizing medium. Allow the paint to dry.

5. Rubber stamp the gift bag using the same stamps. Use different colors of ink and emboss some of the stamps with embossing powder and a heat gun. Work over a manila file folder to catch stray powder and funnel it back into the canister.

6. Thread the leaf on a piece of twine and tie to the bag.

7. Hot glue more leaves onto note cards.