As mentioned, I used canvas to sew and line the bags. They measured approximately 8" square. I attached canvas handles to the sides to make them look more like small buckets. For the front, I cut burlap to fit and frayed the edges slightly. I made a simple tree stencil and, using left over cream colored paint, I applied the tree to each piece of burlap. I used "heat 'n bond" to attach the burlap to the front of the bags. No sewing!
I cut 1/4" birch slices and drilled a 1/16 inch hole in the top of each slice. I then inserted a small eye screw. Pre-drilling prevents the wood from splitting. I then made another stencil...the number "25" and stenciled it to the wood slice using burnt umber craft paint. I used jute twine to attach the wood slice to the canvas bag.
This was a fun and simple project and I hope the recipients enjoyed their gift bags and the cookies!
Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint cookies with white chocolate.
(Yes, I know, I am a terrible photographer. Honestly, I hate taking pictures and I have zero patience for it. I try to make things look presentable, but I just don't like to take the time..I simply want to share my projects. Sorry!)
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2016!