Do you have a collection of little bags? I do and they seem to multiply when I'm not looking. Sneaky little things! It occurred to me the other day to use one as a tag after I prettied it all up with a huge hand made bloom and a doily.
This is one project that really didn't take all that long, used up one of those bags, and is useful! You could even put the card inside and the plant tag.
I had several large vintage leaves hanging around, that epic hand made white flower with rhinestone center, and a hot pink doily that matched the rose. It was as simple as hot gluing them on the bag. Since this pretty plant was our present for an outdoor wedding, I added the burlap around the bottom of the plant to match one of the flowers and some cool vellum sentiments. Angel scrapbooks with me, so there is NO DOUBT IN MY MIND that she will either reuse the bag in some way shape or form or the flower gets added to a page. ;-)
Angel's Wedding was epic. Even though it hasn't rained here in what seems to be months, it downpoured. It's my second outdoor wedding ever in the rain and both were cozy and romantic under the tent. Not to mention you could watch the grass get greener by the minute. Don't worry, I have tons of cool photos to share with you from her day, but I'm making a page...and you'll see them then!
Our current challenge here at LESSology is to use a bag and I bet you have a few hanging around, I'd love to see what you create!!
Hello friends! Have you been gathering up your paper/fabric bags to create something fabulous for LESSology Challenge #61: Bag Collector? Have a look at how designer Lisa Bzibziak saved an old burlap bag from the trash bin and turned it into a piece of art!
This month's Lessology Challenge was a no brainer for me! A few months ago my sons were visiting and we stopped into a second hand store. As they were bagging up the many treasures we picked out, they used this bag leftover from someone's vacation to bag up some of our items. It was in slightly better shape than this as I had started cutting it apart before I thought to take a pic but it was mostly torn and in pretty rough shape.
I hung onto it because I had this idea to make it into a wall hanging because I thought the design on it was interesting and then along came this month's Lessology Challenge:
So I washed the bag and then let it air dry as it's made of a burlap material. Then I cut it apart... I cut the front to use for this project and saved the back piece for later... I mean... who can't use some extra burlap?? Originally I was planning on stapling it onto the 12x12 canvas but it turns out the doublesided redline tape works very well and allowed me to stretch the material around the canvas where I wanted it and then I can hide a few well placed staples on the back.
I used some acrylic paint to pull the skull and Ace of Spades to the front so the rest of the decorations wouldn't overpower them as much. I also colored in the leaves that were printed on the bag in green with my previously purchased Neon Sharpie.
And then I embellished away with some paper flowers and leaves I cut with my Cricut, and a few other items from my stash. My Sis-in-Law gave me a little baggy of rusty keys she found at her house-everyone always brings me their "garbage".
I wanted to pretty up the edges of the frame since there were lots of tears and holes in that part of the bag so I used some more redline tape and wrapped some gold ribbon around the edges.
So I'm pretty happy with my new wall art that I'll put on the wall in one of our guest bedrooms and see if the boys notice it when they come for their next visit... after all... they did roll their eyes when I told them I had plans for the ratty old thing.
Well hello there friends! This month we have a fun and easy challenge for all of us paper/fabric bag collectors! :) Yep, LESSology Challenge #61: Bag Collector is all about decorating a paper or fabric bag.
Remember, you can create any project you like as long as you incorporate at least ONE upcycled item on your creation. Please let us know what that item is as it may not be apparent to us.
Here is this months's prize.
And a little sneak peek at the design team's projects...
Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created decorated paper/fabric bags via InLinkz [located at the end of the post] by Friday, September 2nd, 11.55pm [EST].