(the little girls got little pink drawstring bags with cute butterfly hair ties inside)
It was fun making these- and getting to use up a lot of bits of lace and ribbon! No two alike!
I sewed my little bags with a gusset in the bottom, to better accommodate the potpourri, folded down the top, and ran the stitching around the top.
(SORRY, NO PHOTO)
Make a little "nest" of Spanish Moss...
....insert it into the bag~ see, it's still nest like.
Add some Potpourri~ not too much! (I used the SM to round out the bag, so it felt nice)
Using a long double thread, run some stitching through the top of the bag, so far down- go back and forth, so that it is securely shut, and a little kid is not very likely to get it open....
...knot it, and leave the needle and thread attached, and stitch down a bow or flower, or tie a ribbon on, and then give it a few small, secret stitches so that it will stay neat and pretty forever! =) And you are done, and everyone will love them!
(You can tuck a little lace into the top of the bag, and tack it in- just to the front side, not both,or it will look funny!)
Oh, and I made paper cards, too...Joann Crafts had their 12X12 Card stock on sale, so I bought a sheet of each: sparkly pink and sparkly purple. (I used the rotary cutter to cut out 2"X3" (?) cards- I did the math to make sure that I would make the most possible.) I traced cooky cutters on the backs and used a razor-blade to cut them out.
To see the party itself, click on the link below: