Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Craft Consortium, Winter Woodland, Deer Gift Bag + Acorn Tassel

Good morning again!

You know when you start out making a project and then you just look at it and have that moment of clarity that tells you which direction it's going to take?

Well, that's what this was.
And let's be honest...  those moments don't always come along as often as we would like, do they?
We all have projects that nearly defeat us by simply just not playing nice!

So what was this Winter Woodland project for Craft Consortium going to be before it took a little detour, I hear you ask?
Well, to be honest you are pretty much looking at it!
It was going to be this design (on the panel you can see) on a Kraft card base...  end of.  

But the more I looked at it the more I knew it would be just perfect as a gift bag...
and what's a gift bag without a cute little tassel, I asked myself?

So I went ahead and made one!!!

Here's the bag...

...  and here's a close up of that tassel!

I've broken this project down into a few steps just to give you an idea of how it all came together:

Tear a piece off the 'Winter Woodland' Premium Paper Pad front cover (this black and white design is from the inside of the cover itself).  Glue it into place on this deer design from the paper pad, trim to size and then attach a piece of leaf ribbon as shown.
Then tear a piece of this gorgeous black leaf paper, trim that to size and attach to the bottom right corner.
(I also slightly distressed the outer edges of my paper before adding the ribbon and added just a hint of grey ink around the outside edge for contrast).

Next, add a strip of silver ribbon that hangs off one edge as shown...

followed by the deer and the flowers.

(Of course, I did draw and cut around the deer topper a few times first.
I always turn my toppers upside down before drawing around them so I don't have to worry about any pencil marks showing.
Glue the cut outs into place behind the topper and leave to dry before putting into position).

As for the flowers?

I wasn't sure if this was helpful/needed or not, but just in case it is useful to anybody I've included a breakdown of how these flowers are made.
(First flower on the left shows the finished flower, followed by a breakdown of layers used to make it.
The flower top left has also been turned through 180 degrees so that you can see just how different it looks by changing the angle).

Then I simply added on a few flower embellishments that were made using decoupage left overs from another project...
and that tassel - which really was as easy as simply having a very good/strong adhesive to secure the knots before trimming.


Craft Consortium supplies used:

Winter Woodland

Santoro - Kori Kumi

Always & Forever

Decoupage Papers Set
Metallic Copper


Other supplies used:
Holtz Paper Distressing Tool
Holtz Ink 'Hickory Smoke'


As always, thank you so much for stopping by today.

Sending 'crafty hugs' your way...

Donna. x


  1. What a fabulous bag Donna my friend! It's a gift in itself! I love how you give us all step-by-step instructions for your projects, it helps us to visualise the whole process! Have a great day! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

    1. Thank you, sweet friend that you are.
      Hugs to you, too! 🤗

  2. I love your idea of putting onto the. Kraft bag . Those little acorns are adorable. Makes giving a gift into a special surprise. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Fantastic bag decoration Donna, love that deer and floral display.
    Hugs Pam xx

  4. I've been thinking about kraft bags the last couple days too! Time will tell what comes of it! hehe Beautiful work Donna and love your tassel!