diy confetti gift wrap {a tutorial}

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My decor and design tastes tend to err on the side of simplicity; I don’t always like a lot of bright color, flash or gloss. But sometimes, y’all, a bit of playfulness and fun feels just right, and these confetti gift wrap ideas definitely fall into that category. I took plain jane gift wrap items-kraft-wrapped gifts, chalkboard tags, and vellum bags, and easily added interest and color with metallic confetti. Here’s how to add some sparkle to your own giftables…

Materials:
Mod Podge Gloss
confetti
paintbrush
gifts, bags or tags to confett-ize

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Step 1: The first step is to decide on your design. As you can see, I did initials for the wrapped gifts (sketching out how I wanted it to look in pencil first), and gave the tag and vellum bag a “dipped” look by painting a strip of Mod Podge on the bottom of each. Add your Mod Podge to your gift…

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Step 2: Liberally sprinkle your confetti over your Mod Podge, then gently shake off the excess. I did this over a plastic bag, but you may want to consider doing this step outside; it does make a mess! Let dry.

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I think the vellum bags are adorable; you could also do this with jute or burlap bags. Wouldn’t these make cute party favors? Or how about adding confetti to paper mache letters to decorate a child’s room? Or add confetti to the outside of balloons? The possibilities are truly endless!

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Have a lovely day!
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holiday crafts with the help of hefty

A big thank you to Hefty for sponsoring today’s post and providing a fun way for my kids and I to create treats for their friends!

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It’s the last weekend before Christmas, which means the malls are full, the wrapping supplies are out, and the menu planning has begun. Most of the gifts have been bought, and now, you just need a few small treats for your kids’ friends, unexpected company and as a favor for the kids at your Christmas celebrations next week. With the help of Hefty, I created these easy DIY treat bags, and I’m sharing the how-to here today!

Supplies Needed:
Hefty Quart Storage Bags
ribbon or twine
treat topper templates (there are THREE different designs!)

Step 1: Print out your template(s) of choice onto cardstock, and cut out. Fold along middle line labeled “fold here” (I told you this was easy!)

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Step 2: Using a hole punch, punch out the two holes directly over the holes printed on the template. Feed a piece of ribbon or twine through.

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Step 3: Fill your Hefty Quart Slider Bag with any treats you choose (I chose popcorn drizzled with dark chocolate, but any yummy treat will do)! Glue or staple treat topper over the top of the bag. Tie your ribbon into a bow.

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Easy, right? You can find other Hefty holiday tips and craft ideas on their site, such as this creative way to store ornaments, this tip for freezing cookie dough, Hefty homemade ornaments, and this adorable snowman project!

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how to make glitter ornaments {a tutorial}

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In the midst of the busy holidays, it’s always nice to take a crafty time-out . . . and if your craft time produces cute ornaments that can be used as gifts or even gift toppers, all the better! These glitter handmade ornaments also do really well at craft fairs and there are so many ways to customize these cuties. Let’s get started!

Materials:

Mod Podge Gloss
Glass Ornaments
Extra Fine Glitter
Foam Brush or Paint Brush

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Step 1: First, you’ll want to take your Mod Podge, pour a little bit onto a piece of parchment paper or foil, and create your design on your ornament. I did simple dots, as well as free-form lines. Just don’t let this step take too long–Mod Podge dries fast!

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Step 2: Gently sprinkle your glitter all over the painted parts of your ornament. Let dry.

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Step 3: Once dry, use a dry foam brush to gently remove the excess glitter. You may have to go back and touch up some spots (I know I did!)

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