Welcome to the August Papertrey Ink blog hop!
"In honor of school going back into session everywhere, we thought it would be fun to issue a Brown Bag Challenge. We want to see what you can do to dress up, alter, or change an ordinary brown lunch bag into a paper crafting work of art."
I decided to make one of my most favorite things right now...banners! I see them everywhere (and am begging for PTI to make their own interchangable banner set!!)! I created this one with a birthday theme.
While the party is going on it serves as a decoration but at the end of the party, each guest can take one part of the banner home with them simply by untying the ribbon that holds each piece together!
(I do have to warn you, there are quite a few pictures, but I am trying to keep my words to a minimum!)
How it is made: I took a brown paper bag and drew a triangle pattern with the point at the bottom of the bag. I then sewed each side with a sewing machine (I did not sew the top where it opens). Because the bottom of the bag was folded up, when I sewed it, it created a pocket which is where you see the Laffy Taffy/Tootsie Rolls. Also, since I didn't sew up the top part, it created a second pocket where I put the pixie sticks. I then attached the decorations (scallops at top & sides attached with strong tape/glue).
Here are closeups of each design:
See that flower? It was made with a brown paper bag as well!
Thank you SO much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!
Be sure to check out the other blog hop participants via the link on Nichole's blog! Blog posts can be added until 11:00 PM Central Time tonight so be sure to check for an updated list!
Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, A Little Argyle, Distressed Stripes, Background Basics: Petal Power, Fillable Frames (sentiment on card)
Paper: Paper Bag, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Plum Pudding, White, Kraft
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Plum Pudding, Simply Chartruese, Raspberry Fizz
Other: Ribbon, Border Punches, Brad, Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Gel Pens, PTI Buttons, Beautiful Blooms Dies, Fillable Frames Die