what do you do when your camera acts up and takes lousy pictures?
what do you do when you try to edit them for a post and they still look lousy?
what do you do when you think you should start taking the pics all over again?
you just go with it.
and make them black and white! heehee
here we go with a mommy's day craft.
i had some cute treat bags i got awhile ago here. but i have a really hard time using them cuz greedy me wants to keep them for myself. it's awful i know.
it's the darn packaging.
gets. me. every. time.
like put a hot dog on a napkin.
i'll pass it by without even looking.
put a hot dog in a colorful polka dot wrapper even though it's 5 weeks old with mold on it and i will be drawn to it like a bee to honey.
what a weirdo i am.
and i don't even really like hot dogs.
i'm cursed for sure.
anyway, i got my little bags and decided to make them a little cuter when i wrap the gifts i am going to give my MIL for mom's day.
here's what i did.
i took my bags and folded them about 1/3 down, opened them back up again and cut the edges just to the fold line.
then i put some double stick tape on the inside of the flap i just made (sorry it's hard to see!).
then real carefully i stuffed the flap inside the bag and flattened it out. next i folded the other flap's top like you see below.
and i added some embellishments like brads i found at michael's(ugh i live there) and a pom pom trim i sewed together and taped to the inside with washi tape.
i went to the kitchen and made some little flower rice krispie treats topped with a sixlet to put inside.
(these krispies are YUMMO by the way.)
for my next purse i grabbed my hole puncher and more sticker embellishments. and some pompom ribbon trim that i also just taped with washi on the inside of the purse bag.
i wanted a little wallet so i went and did this:
just cut the edge of the flap again til the fold mark, tuck it inside, and secure with double stick tape.
oh and add your little brad.
(no not you mr. pitt!)
ok that was dumb.
well, here they are anyway.
i stuck some earrings in the little wallet purse and then stuck the little wallet purse in one of the bags.
ok we'll try for a little color now.
i think this little detail will make your mom happy when you give her a gift on her special day!
unless of course you are wrapping a couch.
or a mixer.
you may have trouble closing the bag...
don't say i didn't warn ya!