Bitty Bag Ornaments

December 18th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Design team member Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope made these eye-catching honeycomb shaped ornaments using our Middy Bitty Bags and Divine Twine. Use them for lovely gifts or just to brighten your own holiday tree. To see a simple tutorial please click HERE. They’re easier to make than they look!



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Golden Middy Bag Place Cards

December 16th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

I am always looking for a new and easy way to spruce up my holiday table and here is just that! Design Team member, Dawn Smith, fan folds Gold Chevron Middy Bags to create a pocket for a place card. The black card stock and gold chalk marker make them both fancy and fun.  They’re shown here on lovely gold paper plates but they would also be sharp on crisp white dinnerware. This is the perfect way to bring a little sparkle to your Christmas or New Year’s Eve party table. You could even make smaller place cards with the Little Chevron Bitty Bags to label the items on your food buffet or cocktail bar. Silver and gold bells and origami Christmas tree provide the festive, finishing touch!



For more party planning ideas, please see Dawn’s blog at Not Just A Mommy.

Glassine Bag Luminaries

December 9th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Another fabulous holiday project comes our way from Design Team Member, Rachel McAfee. She’s created these gorgeous, glittery luminaries using Glassine Bags. They’re cut in half then punched with snowflakes. The glitter comes from the Mica sprinkled over an adhesive spray. You can create various sizes to fit your candles and create a stunning centerpiece. For more detailed instructions please see Rachel’s Blog. Love these!



Glassine Bags
Snowflake Punch
Double sided tape
Adhesive Spray
White Mica
Battery operated candles

Divine Twine Garland

December 5th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

In keeping with the string of Holiday Projects we’ve been posting, Kerstie Pederson gives us a beautifully, colorful Christmas Garland made from, none other than, Divine Twine! Kerstie has a fabulous talent for mixing vintage with whimsy for lovely, timeless projects.




Divine Twine shown here in Watermelon, Solid Deep Pink and Cotton Candy
Styrofoam balls
Paint coordinating with your color pallet
Paint brush
Hot glue and craft glue
Long needle for poking holes in balls

For how-to instructions for making this holiday garland, plus other vintage goodies, please see Kerstie’s Blog.

Silver and Gold Ornament

November 20th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

You might just find yourself humming that familiar Burl Ives song after you check out this tutorial by Design Team member Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope. She uses  our Metallic Gold Divine Twine along with several of our Gold and Gray Bitty Bags to transform an Altoid tin into a lovely, shadow box-like ornament. Enjoy!




Black and White Christmas

November 18th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Design Team member, Dawn Smith, mixes things up with her holiday color palette. This year it’s a black and white Christmas!  Her  simple place setting is perfect for casual entertaining.  Check out the origami trees using Bigger Bitty Bags – genius! She uses the Bitty Bag trimmings to wrap a little treat box and Little Bitty Bags labeled with Sweet Stickys for utensil holders. The fun thing about a black and white party is that any color you add POPS! Dawn uses green but feel free to make it your own by adding your favorite shade!


Now for some close-ups:




Supplies for your Holiday Table:
Bigger Bitty Bags: Polka Dot and Stripe
Sweet Sticky Scrolly Square Labels in Black
Polka Dot Little Bitty Bags
Divine Twine: Green Apple
Wooden Utensils
Assorted Design and Sizes of Paper Plates
Black Chalkboard Paper (Place Mats) and White Chalk

To see tips for creating this party, check out Dawn’s blog at Not Just A Mommy. And, to see more pics where Dawn reuses the Bitty Bag trees for another holiday party using some fun gold favor bag place cards, click HERE.

Thanksgiving Place Cards

November 11th, 2014 § 1 comment § permalink

Design Team member, Rachel McAffee, has a fabulous idea for jazzing up your Thanksgiving Day table with these fun and festive Turkey Place Cards. She simply folds and fans Middy Bags to make the tail feathers. Imagine the reaction from your guests when they see these little critters lining the table!



Middy Bitty Bags cut in half: Horizontal Stripe and Polka Dot
Turkey Template
White and Orange Card Stock
Mini Clothes Pins

To see more on this project (plus a bonus Thanksgiving Goodie Bag!) check out her blog at Fawnprints.

Divine Twine Door Hanger

October 28th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

DIY wreaths seem to be the rage this season, and not just for the holidays but for any day. Design Team member, Heather Pulvirenti, has taken the classic wreath and created a smaller version to serve as a lovely door hanger. Wouldn’t this be the perfect housewarming or hostess gift? She uses Teal Divine Twine but, of course, any color would do to fit your occasion. Use the colors of autumn to add to your Thanksgiving decor. Preparing for the winter holidays? Choose a combination of red,  green or glittery silver or gold. You could also use a smaller ring to make ornaments.  So many options! For details on making the perfect wreath, check out Heather’s blog at at Witty Title Here. Have fun creating!

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Teal Divine Twine
Satin Ribbon
Flower Stamp
Stickles Glitter Glue
Gray Ink

Halloween Candy Buffet

October 23rd, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Design Team Member and party planning guru, Amy Cluck-McAllister, has created a fabulous Candy Buffet for us this week. She uses old apothecary jars of various shapes and sizes to hold her sweet treats and Sweet Sticky Labels to identify them. Use her template of Halloween labels and fonts or create your own!


We have a wide assortment of Bitty Bags to store your stash. Shown hear are the 6×9″ Bitty Bags. You could also use any of the 5×7″ Middy Bags for some of your smaller trick or treaters.


The striped banner in the background is from Amy’s Halloween post from last year. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Check out this link for instructions for making it.


Supplies for your Candy Buffet:
Halloween Divine Twine
Scrolly Square Labels in Black
Bigger Bitty Bags in Black & White
Apothecary Jars
Assorted Candy
Horizontal Stripe Middy Bags, Orange
Black Letters

To download Amy’s label templates and the fun Halloween fonts, check out her blog at Amy is the Party. Enjoy!

Bitty Bag Mod Podge Pumpkins

October 21st, 2014 § 1 comment § permalink

Pumpkin carving is fun, but let’s be honest, it’s messy, time consuming and very slimy. Plus the carved pumpkins have a short shelf life. Design Team member, Dawn Smith agrees. She’s not a big fan of pumpkin carving and wants to enjoy her pumpkins for most of the season. So… she Mod Podges her pumpkins. Simply adhere cut-down strips of Middy Bitty Bags with Mod Podge. Once dry, use acrylic paint on the stems. That’s it!  Mod Podging with Middy Bitty Bags is the perfect way to decorate pumpkins that will last from Halloween through Thanksgiving!




Be sure to check out Dawn’s blog at Not Just A Mommy for more crafty awesomeness!

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