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Gifts for the Gift Bags

December 19, 2013

In my last post I shared the gift bags that I decorated for the ladies who attended my Christmas Party which I created using MDS.  Well, now I am going to share with you what gifts I placed inside the bags.

005I had found a recipe on Pinterest for a Sugar Hand Scrub and thought it might be nice to make this for everyone.  I searched the shops and found some cute little jars to hold the scrub and then I used MDS to create a label for the jar.  I printed the label onto some nice shiny paper I found at the Newsagent.  To make them sticky I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  I used the Made From Scratch Embellishments which are part of the  Made From Scratch Recipes Designer Template (129004).  I changed the colour to Early Expresso and once I printed them I used the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch to cut them out.  007

I also made some Passionfruit Butter using a receipe I got from my Mum.  This recipe is a firm family favourite so I thought it would be a great gift.  I found some more cute little jars and added the Passionfruit Butter.  Again the labels are made using MDS.  This time I used the Jolly Christmas Elements.  To get the sizing right I added the Decorate Label Punch to my page, then the element and text.  Once I had everything placed the way I wanted it I removed the Decorative Label Punch.  I knew that when they were printed they would fit perfectly in the Decorative Label Punch to cut them out.  Using MDS is fantastic when you have multiples of the one project to make.  You just create once and print as many times as you need.

I also made some Rocky Road which I placed into cellophane bags and tied up with ribbon.  I did use retired ribbon but I don’t think that spoils the gift at all.  Unfortunately I do not have an individual photo of this gift but you can see it in the photo below.

003The last thing I added to the bags was a Mug Rug.  I had saved a tutorial for making these to my Sewing Board on Pinterest and finally got around to making them.   I used the now retired Dresdan Designs Bigz Die to cut my material.  I used some quilting quarters that I bought at Spotlight (an Australian store).  I got two Mug Rugs from each quarter and also used the Flower Folds Bigz XL Die (also retired) to cut the flowers.   I found another hint somewhere to add dimension to the material flowers, you just spray them with fabric starch, scrunch them up and let them dry.  I sewed them onto the front of the Mug Rugs and added a Vintage Faceted Designer Button to the centre of the flowers.  The Mug Rugs close by using a hair elastic (the kind with no metal) and another Vintage Faceted Designer Button.  I packaged them in a cellophane bag and tied them up with Bakers Twine.

I think all the gifts look really cute.  My daughter sent me a photo on my phone of her Mug Rug on her coffee mug.  She said it looked good and worked really well too.  Unfortunately the technology escapes me to transfer the photo from my phone to my blog!

Hope you enjoyed these little projects and just for being so lovely I have added a PDF with the recipes for the Sugar Scrub, Passionfruit Butter and Rocky Road.  Enjoy!

Bye for now,


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  1. December 19, 2013 6:59 am

    I have made my own using pure virgin olive oil and white sugar. No odour and it does a fantastic job of exfoliating my hands and elbows. I like this one too especially with the vanilla scent. I guess for that matter, you could use any scent using scented essential oils.


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