â€¢ Mini paper bags*
â€¢ Scraps of fabric and ribbon, sequins, beads and buttons
â€¢ Scraps of foil, card stock, and coloured plain, corrugated and handmade papers
â€¢ Stickers, photos and motifs cut from Christmas cards, gift wrap, comics or computer clip art
â€¢ Patterns traced from colouring books (for use with fabric and fusible web, optional)
â€¢ Metallic gold dimensional craft paint in applicator-tip plastic bottle, fine- and broad-tip permanent gold markers, small seasonal stencils, gold stamp pad and stamps*
â€¢ Decorative-edge scissors* (optional)
â€¢ Scraps of lightweight paper-backed fusible web (optional)
â€¢ White craft glue*
*Available at craft supply stores.
Lay each folded bag flat, front side up. Layer fabric, ribbon and/or paper scraps into small collage; fuse (see below) or glue in place. If desired, add stickers, glue on photos, paper cutouts or buttons and add stencilled or stamped motifs. With marker(s), write on labels, draw faux stitch lines, dots or designs.
To cut out fabric and fuse to paper:
Lay fusible web, backing side up, on pattern(s); trace along cutting lines. Cut out just outside cutting lines; fuse to wrong side of fabric. Cut out along cutting lines. Peel off backing; fuse fabric to paper.