Monday, November 23, 2015

Bags and tags

I'm proud to say that Crafty Club has been going strong for over two years now! I had the duty of hosting this month's club. This was the 4th time I've hosted.

I must admit, I wasn't super excited or happy about the craft that I picked out this month, but I think the drinks and snacks and great conversation between us ladies made up for the just-okay craft :)

Since the month of December is rapidly approaching, I thought it'd be nice to do a craft that could help us ladies be a teensy bit 'ahead of the game' with something in preparation for Christmas. It was too early to make cutout cookies or gingerbread houses, but it wasn't too early to decorate some crafty little gift bags. 

We decorated three plain brown paper bags each. Ones that you can just throw a gift into quickly, for a teacher or neighbor or friend. And the tag and tissue paper are ready to go too.

Some photos from the evening:

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I made home-made cranberry orange margaritas -- recipe taken from here  -- and they were a big hit!

I also made apple nachos -- recipe adapted from here
Step 1 - slice up 2-3 apples and display them on a tray
Step 2 - drizzle with caramel sauce
Step 3 - drizzle with melted white chocolate candy coating

Step 4 - sprinkle with Heath candy bar bits
Step 5 - sprinkle with mini milk chocolate chips

I set up three bag-decorating stations

We used paint to stamp little deer and attached red fussy noses...

used daubers to apply gold paint dots on these...

and washi tape trees on these.

Snacking and crafting.

Joy's accidental 'blob deer'

And the next morning Liam loved decorating some bags of his own :)

Have a nice week,

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