Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Bag

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I just love personalizing gift bags. So for Mother's Day this year, I transformed a humble brown paper bag into this cute gift bag, just like I saw here.

I know it looks like I wrote on it with a Sharpie, but I actually ran it through the printer. I wasn't successful at first (the paper bag got stuck inside the printer a few times), but after making sure that the printer setting is on envelope and I adjusted the size to 6.127 inches x 12.377 inches - just like Mickey of Thirty Handmade Days recommended - it came out great!

Next, I used my Fiskars border punch to punch the upper edge, to give it that pretty scallop design. Then I folded it and punched two holes with my Crop-A-Dile for the ribbons.

I was planning on making a banana cake with cream cheese frosting for my mom, but she's not really a big fan of frosting. So I ended up making these Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins instead (click here for the recipe).

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After the muffins were cooled, I placed them in a Ziploc bag first before putting them inside the gift bag, to avoid getting grease spots on it.

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Pretty cute, right? :)

And being a mom myself, I got pampered by my kids as well. My day started out with this breakfast that my two girls made.

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Bacon, eggs, and pancake with maple syrup - my kids know me so well. :)

And this one's from my little boy. He painted the flowerpot in school and it says I love you mama. So sweet!

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Did you do anything special for Mother's Day? Share with me!

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  1. All of your gifts are precious! I have seen those edge punchers in the store and wondered what I'd do with them. Yours is a lovely idea! That little hand painted flower pot is a treasure you'll keep forever! So cute!

    1. Thanks so much J! You're right, I really love the flowerpot, seeing it never fails to make me smile. :)

  2. Aw! I love seeing all the things that kids make their parents for holidays! Reminds me of when my kids were little and my fridge was covered with handmade magnets and doodles. Hope you had a very special day celebrating!

    1. I sure did, Jen! Thanks for stopping by!


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