Friday, December 9, 2011

Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

If you are lucky enough not to be hosting the holidays at your home, you're saved the time of cooking, cleaning your house, setting the table, and decorating. Keep that in mind when you go to someone else's house – that host has been to the grocery store 4 times to get everything she needs, she's slaved over the stove, stressed about her baseboards being clean, and kept dog hair off the sofa. All for you and her company. At least you can do is bring a little something to thank her (or him) for all the hard work. Show that you appreciate your host even more with this great hostess gift idea by Mae Armstrong – they're burlap wine bags with wooden gift tags. Handmade gifts show extra time and thought – and this one is reusable. It's a gift that keeps on giving! 

Here's what you will need: 
  1. PSA Essentials "Treeo" Peel and Stick Stamp Set
  2. Acrylic Block
  3. Black Stamp Pad
  4. 2 " Scalloped Circle Puncher
  5. Cuttlebug Circle Decorative Embossing Folder 
  6. 1 1/8" Wooden Discs
  7. Drill  
  8. Red Card Stock Pape 
  9. Modge Podge Glue & Brush
  10. Natural Twine
  11. Burlap
  12. Accent Canvas Fabric 
Stamp the tree design from PSA Whimsy Tree Peel & Stick stamps in the middle of the wooden discs. Glue it on top of the embossed scalloped circle tag. 

Drill a hole through the wooden discs and use a natural twine to tie around the bag.

For the bag, Mae used an old wine bag as her pattern. She wanted to add a pop of color to match the tags so she selected a polka dot red and white canvas fabric for the top portion of the wine bag. Sew all sides and turn inside out and insert favorite wine and tie the wooden tags around. They turned out great! 


  1. And I just happen to have some of those wooden discs on hand, super idea!