Fun & Easy Fontalicious Gift Bag & Bow

Wanted to share with you this super simple font gift bag project that you can do in like 10-15 minutes. It can take that plain and boring gift bag into one that steals the spotlight at the party! And it’s totally made with random magazine cutouts, a punch, and scissors! Here’s how you make it!

Fun & Easy Fontalicious Gift Bag

– Plain gift bag (you can get them at Target for 99¢ or dollar stores for 2 for a $1)
– Circle paper punch (mine is 1.5″ x 1.5″)
– old magazines
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®
– Foam Brush
– Scissors

1. Punch out interesting type from your magazines using a circle punch. I chose to pick type on backgrounds with different colors.
2. Use a foam brush to brush on Tacky Glue to back of circles. Spread on a thin even coat.
3. Space your circles evenly apart in rows on the front of your bag.
4. Optional: Cut out strips of a headline from the magazine for bow. Follow this simple paper bow tutorial to make a bow using the strips. I added an additional small loop in the center of this to complete the look! Glue it onto your packaging with the Tacky Glue!

This is what I call high design impact on the cheap! I love how bold and graphic it turned out!!

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I linked this to the following linky parties!

Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design

Tacky Glue is my Homie!

Did you know that I am a sign twirler and that I have a dear friend named Tacky Glue! Yep, I was practicing my skillz today at my work (iLoveToCreate) in the parking lot with Mr. Tacky and we had a good ol’ time. When my boyfriend watched this video, he told me that I should have shaken Tacky (cap down) and pulled his cap across the ground to look like I was glueing. That would have been hilarious!

Yeah, my friend Tacky Glue and I go way back. He’s one funny cat! He even has his own Facebook and Twitter pages…yes siree, he has over 1500 fans on FB. One of the most popular guys I know! Just look at how funny he is. This is the business card he hands out. What a ham!

Tacky Glue's Business Card!

Amd I forgot to mention…he’s a bit of a Ladies’ Man. Oh Tacky!

Ladies man

When he’s not with me or his ladies, he’s ganging out with his peeps (while rocking an awesome mustache I might add)

Hangin' out with my peeps

So as a favor to me, go over and friend him on Facebook and Twitter and introduce yourself. I can’t promise he won’t hit on you, but I promise he’s super funny and nice! And did I mention that he likes to be used?

Until next time Swellions!


Halloween Cupcake Liner Wreath

cupcake liner wreath

Ever since my friend Cheryl Ball made some cute decorations for work using these adorable orange and white polka dot cupcake holders, I’ve been scheming up a way I can use them in a project! I thought a super cute wreath would be right up my alley. And with the help of a little sparkle and bling along with some festive Martha Stewart Halloween stickers, I think it turned out adorable. Here’s how you make it!

Halloween Cupcake Liner Wreath

– flat wooden wreath ring
– 3 Large Cupcake liners in orange polka dot
– 14 Small cupcake liners in black&white and white&black (purchased at Michaels)
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Large rhinestones (I used orange, yellow, clear, and dark orange/brown)
– Martha Stewart Halloween stickers
– Scissors
– Black spray paint
– Black acrylic paint or black spray paint
– foam brush

Photo by TiltShift Generator
1. Paint the wreath frame with black spray paint or using foam brush and black acrylic paint. Lay on newspaper to paint and let dry.

Photo by TiltShift Generator
2. Make cuts spaced out all the way around each cupcake liner. It will resemble a flower.

Photo by TiltShift Generator
3. Arrange flowers in place on the wreath ring to space out before you glue.

Photo by TiltShift Generator
4. As shown, glue black and white cupcake liners to 3 orange cupcake liners. Glue in place on wreath ring. Now add a dab of glue to the back of each of the black&white and white&black cupcake liners and press into place.

5. Add a dab of glue to each of the backs of each rhinestone and press and place. Let dry.

6. Press the Martha Stewart stickers into place and Voila! You are finished!!!

Here’s a cute detail of the stickers on top of the liners.

cupcake liner detail

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed making it to share with you!

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I added this project to the following linky groups!


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