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Leave It To Me


Good Morning, it’s Chark with the post today and the colors of the leaves here in Ohio are becoming lovely shades of red, orange and yellow. They inspired me to create some Thanksgiving or Harvest gift bags. I found some mini burlap bags at the Dollar Spot at Target and thought they would make great gift-giving bags for teachers or favors for family dinners. So I broke out the acrylic paints and my new Arrow Pattern stencil. Here are the easy steps if you want to make your own burlap gift bags.

IMG_33221. Insert paper into the bag to keep the paint from leaking through.

IMG_33252. Tape down the stencil with washi tape and make sure the bag is secured to the table too.

IMG_33293. Use a fat brush to push the paint into the stencil (don’t use brushstrokes) by pouncing the brush up and down. And use an older brush in case the burlap is rough on the bristles.

IMG_33344. Let dry.



5. Then stamp on the bag (and over the dry paint) with Staz-On black ink. Use markers to color in the leaves. I used Autumn Leaves stamps to make the tags. I secured the Felt Leaves and ‘Happy Autumn’ cardstock with glue dots.

And, just so you know, the felt leaves are just $1.50 and come in a pack of twelve for your crafting needs. And the Autumn Leaves stamp set is just $8.00 right now, so you gotta pick these up asap! No, seriously, right now! Thanksgiving is coming! 🙂

IMG_3367I filled mine with clear plastic bags of mini candy bars. You can use these at a place setting or on a favor tray at your fall gathering.

These were so fun to make! I liked how they looked when I didn’t use too much paint and just picked certain areas of the stencil to fill in.

Hope this inspires you to make something fun and then enter it into our October Challenge–just use two Hero Arts stamps, two Hero Arts stencils or one of each on your project like I did.

And if you wanna be a part of the Design Team, you have three more days to try out for the team. Check out the details here!

Happy Friday!!


Author: craftychark

Loves reading, crafting, writing and The Wizard of Oz.

12 thoughts on “Leave It To Me

  1. Hey Char!! This is fabulous!! I love this. Such a great idea. I have a couple of small bags like this that I am going to try this technique on. Nicely done!! Love it!

  2. Look at you — being super creative! Adorable project — I love your creativity! Happy Fall!!

  3. when I saw those burlap bags, I knew I wanted to do something with them–love the dollar spot at Target!

  4. Awesome projects, Chark! I love how you added the sweet autumn elements, and your stencil is fabulous! What a great idea!
    Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  5. Oh wow–I love how your bags came out, Chark! The stencil was a great choice & your leaves are beautiful!

  6. Oh what wonderful projects!! From the sneak peak I thought it was a card. Wow!!

  7. Such a great project Chark! I love the falling leaves!

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