The holidays are quickly approaching and my list of gifts I need to buy seems to be never ending. I try to save money by making some gifts myself, especially for friends and neighbors. I have one neighbor who frequently puts our garbage bins up and leaves treats in cute, handmade treat boxes that are customized to the current season or holiday, so I wanted to thank them with a gift.
I decided to customize a plain hand soap bottle and gift bag, using items I found at the Dollar Tree.
Burlap ribbon (I found one with a polka dot pattern)
1/2" ribbon (I used a striped pattern in fall colors)
Craft glue or a hot glue gun
Pack of butterflies
Step 1: Cut the burlap and ribbon to fit around the soap bottle, with a little overlap.
Step 2: Put dots of glue around the top and bottom of the burlap and wrap around the bottle, gluing the ends together.
Step 3: Glue the piece of ribbon around the burlap and affix the butterfly.
Step 4: Decorate the bag. I glued a piece of burlap on the front of the bag and accented it with owl print washi tape.
This gift is so easy to make and you could make several for just a few dollars! It can be customized for any season to use as a housewarming gift or Christmas gift.
Who would you make this for? If you like crafting with burlap, check out my Sunflower Centerpiece using burlap and mason jars!