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Wedding Dress Gift Bags

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Bridal showers, Paper
Personalize your gift for a wedding or bridal shower this summer with this handmade gift bag. Create a beautiful wedding dress on the front of the bag using a circle punch and some pearl stickers. Every bride will love it!
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Marbelized Paper How-To

Steps:9
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Materials, Dyeing, Paint, Painting
Materials
  • 1/4 pound alum (a mordant; makes paint adhere to paper)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Uncoated (nonglossy) medium-weight paper, or wooden objects, such as boxes
  • Clothesline and clothespins
  • Iron
  • 1 bottle absorbent ground gesso (for priming wooden objects only)
  • Liquid acrylic paints
  • 1/2 pound methyl cellulose (a thickening agent)
  • Whisk
  • Two shallow 14-by-16-inch baking pans (use larger pans if you are using larger sheets of paper) or Trays (such as photo-developing trays)
  • Knitting needle or skewer
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Felt Tree Bottle Covers

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Cookie Packaging

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Cookie Packaging

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Doggie Tote Bag

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Egg Boxes How-To

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Easter details, Easter eggs
Embossed-foil decorations known as Dresdens (they were popularized in Germany in the 19th century) are perfect boxtoppers for homemade cardboard eggs filled with candy. Apply the metallic embellishments in a graphic grouping, or as a single focal point.
Materials
  • Watercolor paper
  • Colored paper
  • Spray adhesive
  • Craft knife
  • Sandpaper, 220 grit
  • Gold metallic paint
  • Gold paint pen, medium tip
  • Fast-drying glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Binder clips
  • Dresden trims
  • Large egg box template
  • Small egg box template
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