Monday, December 19, 2011

DIY Christmas Decor With Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello Really Reasonable Ribbon fans!  Today I'm  sharing a canvas bag hanger.  I've dressed up the little coin envelope with Cherry Baker's Twine.  I love the assortment of Baker's twine at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

I started with 2 pieces of 7"x 9" canvas.  Leaving the top open, sew the sides and bottom.  Tea stain the bag and lay it on a towel. 
 While the bag is still wet, sprinkle on a bit of ground cinnamon.  Mist with Glimmer Mist.

Using a paint brush, brush the cinnamon in.
Using Ribbon Adhesive, adhere vintage lace at the top.

I bought a red dog collar with bells at the dollar store.  For an aged look, soak the collar in salt water for several days.

Hot glue a 2"x7" piece of weathered wood to the top of the canvas bag.

Add vintage images and a small coin envelope wrapped in Cherry Baker's Twine.

Hot glue the metal sleigh in place.  Add some mini Christmas ornaments.


busymartha said...

Wouldn't this be perfect for holding all your Christmas cards? Very nice, the dog collar, honestly, you certainly do think outside the box, girl! Merry, merry, Marilyn

craftattack said...

What a fantastic idea! Valerie

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous.

Hugs Riet.xx

Audrey Pettit said...

How very pretty, Jan! I really love how you aged the canvas. Never would have thought of using cinnamon. And how clever to use that dog collar for the handle. Gorgeous collection of vintage goodies, too. :)

Coleen's Corner said...

Adorable! definitely going to check out that Really Reasonable Ribbon... ttyl!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Quite wonderful and the idea of using a dog collar is fabulous!!!

artistamyjo said...

What a great idea and the dog collar,just awesome Jan !

marsha said...

Great idea, love the dog collar!


How creative! Such an old world feel!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is darling Jan! Always love seeing your creations! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and many blessings in 2012! :)

Christine said...

Beautiful!!! I love that you are at RRR. Your style is so different from the other designers there and you give me so much inspiration!!!

Pendra said...

This is amazing, thanks for sharing the how to's! Love it!
Crafty Hugs,