Vanina from Mother Crafter is here today...
Last month I made drawstring bags to use as birthday favors for my friend Julieta's daughter, Emma, who turned two years old.
She wanted to give bags that people could keep as a memento and use for other purposes as well. We were thinking of decorating them with a fish stamp because Emma likes fish. But then Julieta thought about making them more personal and let Emma paint on them. Brilliant idea! Super cute and surely a nice memento. So we went shopping for fabric and bought a nice rich purple cotton and orange and yellow ribbons for a dramatic contrast. And then Julieta bought fabric paint in those colors too.
There is a ton of tutorials for drawstring bags online, but I chose this one from In Color Order because a) it is very simple; b) it has great directions, and c) I liked the square bottoms. For the strings, we decide to go bi-color to make it more fun. They turned out gorgeous! Everyone thought the idea was mindful and unique, and they were so happy to get the bags with goodies inside. She put some bath toys and crayons for the kids, and yummy chocolate bon bons inside the ones for adults.
Aren't they adorable? Don't you think it is very special to have a toddler add his/her personal touch to the bags?