Saturday, 19 November 2011

Christmas Crafting

I made a few more cards:
Then I made these gift pouches, which I will fill with sweets and use as table decoration at Christmas. They are from a Japanese book but you can find a tutorial here as well.

I've seen these light bags in a couple of German blogs and wanted to try making one. Inside is a jam jar with a tea light. You can find tutorials here and here (use Google translator, if your German is a bit rusty).

I want to make some more but I have to start collecting empty jam jars first as I usually toss them out! I think they would make lovely little gifts for Christmas. 
A friend of mine showed me how to make these gift bags. Wouldn't they be cute at Christmas morning instead of stockings?

Not long now and I can start decorating the house. Can't wait.

Have a lovely weekend.


Karen said...

Your gift pouches are adorable. Thank you so much for the link back to the tutorial.

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you're having fun Vreni. Your cards and pouches are beautiful!

Happy-Sonne said...

Liebe Vreni
Wow.... Du bist wirklich eine begabte Künstlerin! Tolle Sachen hast Du da gewerkelt! Super!
Es schöns Wuchenend wünscht Dir d'Yvonne

Silvia said...

How pretty they are....You are almost ready for Christmas time...Thank you for sharing the tutorial!!!.

Jessica said...

Those red pouches with the petals are sooo cute!

Hilde said...

That's why we love Christmas! Lovely little gifts!

Julimond said...

Hallo Vreni
Wunderschöne Kleinigkeiten fürs Fest hast du genäht.
Du hast auch ein Händchen für Deko und Fotos, oder? Ich tue mich da schwer, aber ich freue mich darauf, nächste Woche alles auf Weihnachten zu dekorieren.
Ich schicke dir ganz liebe Grüße


Mimi said...

I love these gift pouches and can't believe how easy they are to make!! This is such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

expat quilter returns home said...

It looks like you are ready for Christmas. Love all your crafty products. RAx

Vickie said...

You are so productive!! Love those little bags. What a great idea. Thanks for the link. Have fun decorating!! Hugs!

blauraute said...

Liebe Vreni,
Du warst ja fleißig und hast sooooo wunderschöne Dinge gewerkelt. Die Idee mit den Geschenke-Deko-Säckchen ist klasse und schon gemerkt.
Viel Spaß beim Dekorieren und ein schönes Wochenende.
Liebe Grüße

barcord said...

Thanks for the link for those lovely little pouches. I have started to make some today. They will be great for my friends when we have a meal together next week. Will post a pic asap :-)

Lynda said...

The little gift pouches are so darling. Can't wait to try them myself. Thanks for adding the tutorial.

meli B said...

Fabulous cards and hangings. I have to start making a few end of year gifts too. I think I'm starting a little too late. You have inspired me.

Rita said...

Sali Vreni
Melde mich auch wieder mal. Die Jungs sind schon anstrengend geworden;)
Du machst ja wieder soooo schöne Sachen und nochmals herzliche Gratulation zum Preis!!
Wünsch Dir viel Freude beim Verschenken!!
Ganz liebi Grüessli aus der nebligen Schweiz, Rita

Janet said...

I love your crafting, the gift cards are so lovely and what a great idea to make the pouches.
Christmas is sneaking up so fast, I have to get my skates on.

Rossana said...

Wow Vreni! There are a lot of beauties! i like very much the little red and white gift pouches .They are really lovely and they'll become a decoration for Christmas tree! Thanks for the tutor. Ciao

donkey and the carrot said...

Vreni you rock!!! The cards are awesome and the gift pouches are so cute! A really great idea instead of Christmas socks! I admire you so much!!! I have 2 left hands...:(

SUPER photos!!!

many kisses, Foivi!

chrisi said...

schöne Dinge auf deinem Blog, ja die Säcken habe ich von Dir abgeschaut, danke lg

Cape Pincushion said...

Wow! Awesome cards, very inspiring!