This week I am having a down time from my freelance works, so I decided to clean up my studio. Guess what! I found lot of "treasures" that have been hiding at the corner of my drawer. Some are still unopened, still with the price labels. Instead of rolling down my sleeves for more cleaning, I found myself busy cutting and gluing stuff, making a quick craft: a DIY Ladybug Gift Bag. This will be a fun project for classroom Valentine, either you are mommies or school teachers.
Here a list of stuff you need. Great if you can find any of these around the house. If not, you can still have time to pick up the components at your local craft store this weekend.
First, measure the bottom of the gift bag. Mine is a mini gift bag with 4" W at the bottom.
Using a circle template, I made 4" diameter circle on the black glitter paper.
The key is having the circle to have same diameter as the bag width.
Next is making the antenna:
Fold the fuzzy stick into half, then start rolling down the stick to create a circle.
Now, fold the glitter circle paper in half, place the antenna at the center top, glue it together
(as shown on the picture). Then, add wiggly eyes. Tadah! You've got the bug head done!
This is the fun part...Glue down the bug head at the front of gift bag. For the bug body, I made 3 extra small dots, 3/4"diameter each. You can also create different shapes as well, such as flowers, hearts, etc. Last but not least, place the gift label on the back of the bag.
I created a special label "Bug and Kisses". You can download the tag here.
You can fill the bag with any Valentine treats or knick knacks. I personally think this ladybug will be great as favor bag for ladybug theme birthday party. I also made another option with white paper bag. Since I did not have red glitter paper for making small dots, I used glittered heart stickers instead. Aren't they adorable? And they are easy to make!
I hope you will have lots of bug and kisses this Valentine!
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