Thursday, December 10, 2009

How to alter a popcorn bag

I don't know about all of you but we're snowed in today. What a great reason to sit down and make a few last minute gifts. Here's one you can make with items in your house right now! I used Jingle paper and the December Word Puzzle (retiring in 21 days so buy now). Cut your white cardstock 12 inches by 6 inches. Cut pattern paper 10 1/2 by 6 inches. Cut a small piece of white cardstock 2 by 1 1/2 inches. Distress all with juniper ink.

Using a border punch, punch a border on the short end of the pattern paper and re-distress.

Glue that pattern piece to the center of the white cardstock.

Tear off the end of the white cardstock about a 1/2 inch from edge of pattern paper, re-distress.

These little photo hangers are very handy for this part. Poke a hole one inch in and 1 1/4 inch from bottom of pattern paper on each side. Attach the photo hangers with matching creme brulee brads as shown.

Round corners of the tag's top with a corner rounder. Stamp Merry Christmas on it in juniper ink and a small design stamp in tulip.

Poke a hole in the top of the tag, you can add an eyelet, I didn't have room so I skipped it. Add a tulip colored mini safety pin.

Wrap paper around the popcorn bag so that it closes on top.

Fold bottom in first, then top should overlap.

Tie white ricrac through the hangers with a bow on the front. Tie it tight so that the paper lies flat. Pin the tag to the left hand side hanger. Talk about a low cost, easy gift!!


  1. Cute Idea Barb - I already ordered my December Word Puzzle (but I had to go hunt them down on the internet for the number - it wasn't in the catalog? Where do I find the monthly word puzzles?)

  2. I actually just go to the website and search for the particular word puzzle I want, I am not sure if they are all in one category.