Friday, May 9, 2014

May Arts Ragamuffin Gift Bag

The Ribbon Lady challenged the Ribbonistas to make our own versions of a Ragamuffin banner.  I almost didn't play because my style is definitely not Shabby Chic but I'm so glad I changed my mind.  You know I love to make gifts and gift bags so here's my version, a Ragamuffin Gift Bag!

Every piece of  ribbon came from my scrap bin except May Arts Vintage Burlap torn into stripes,and  May Arts 5/8" Sheer Nylon Edge.

I  started with a piece of May Arts Jute Cord measured to go around all four sides of my bag plus 6 inches. Then I just began tying on pieces of scrap ribbon.  Most were between 10-12 inches long.

Once my ribbons were tied onto the jute cord, I covered my bag front and back with beautiful DCWV Designer paper from the Dear Jane stack. Have you seen that stack?  Gorgeous!

I wanted to make sure the top of the bag didn't tear, so I used packing tape to go around the top on both the inside and the outside...two layers.  Then I used my Crop-a-Dile to add eyelets.  After that, I just tied the Ragamuffin trim on with the Sheer Nylon Edge Ribbon.  I tied the free burlap cord ends to the bag handles.

I found two pieces of gorgeous May Arts Silk ribbon in my stash so I used that to wrap the handles securing the ends with Scor-Tape.

I think I love it's going to be hard to give this one away!

Be sure to head to the MA blog for links to the other Ribbonista creations.  You're sure to be inspired and the Ribbon Lady has prizes of course...2 prizes of 1 spool each.  That’s 2 chances to win!  What you have to do: Comment right HERE

Plain gift bag
May Arts Ribbons
DCWV Dear Jane Stack
packing tape

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