Friday, November 7, 2014

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Day 1 - Wine Bag with Ice Resin Carafe Charm by Marisa Pawelko

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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.

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For today's project, our resident craft expert, Marisa Pawelko of Modern Surrealist created a gorgeous sewn satin wine bottle bag that's secured with an even more gorgeous Ice Resin carafe charm. The charm is functional as a closure for the bag but is also designed to be used as a label on a wine carafe, making this the perfect gift for your next holiday party!

This is sure to be the most memorable presentation of a bottle of Merlot in holiday party history! 

The hostess may even choose to wear it as a bracelet!

Here's an example of the type of carafe this wine type ID charm would look great on!

Scroll down for a full step-by-step tutorial on how to make this elegant holiday hostess gift!

Create a paper pattern with the dimensions noted here.

Pin the paper pattern to two layers of fabric with the right sides together. 

Trim away the excess fabric with Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors.

Sew around the sides and bottom using a 1/2" seam allowance.

Leave the bag inside out.

Cut the excess fabric at the corners at a 45 degree angle using your Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors.

Fold over the top edge 3/4" and iron, being sure to open the side seams so everything lays straight and flat

Hem the top of the bag using the same 1/2" seam allowance.

Trim away excess fabric from the seams and turn the bag right side out.

Sharpen your pencil using the iPoint Evolution electric pencil sharpener.

Layer up some coordinating fabric onto Adhesive Sheets from 3L Scrapbook Adhesives and select your preferred Ice Resin Bezel.

Westcott Brand Titanium Bonded NonStick Scissors are perfect for cutting through all sorts of sticky materials!

Trace the bezel with your sharpened pencil and trim on the inside of the line with the NonStick Scissors.

Use this fabric piece for your bezel background and build your elements on top securing with Dotz by 3L Scrapbook Adhesives.

Arrange the elements within the bezel. Here you can see purple beads, mini green leaves and twirled wire were used to mimic the wine theme. Then the word Merlot was spelled out with letter beads. Then top it off with the addition of a mini wine bottle and a festive jingle bell!

Now mix up some Ice Resin according to the instructions on the bottle.

Protect your work surface with a Westcott Cutting Mat. Slowly pour the resin mixture over the assembly taking care not to overflow the bezel. Set bezel aside to cure for 3 days.

Cut a piece of leather or "pleather" that is 36" long.

Run the piece through one ring of the bezel, then around the neck of the bottle several times, then through the other bezel ring. Secure with a bow and you are good to go!

Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!
 Clearsnap Ellison Educational Equipment Walnut Hollow Graphic 45 Neat and Tangled Therm O Web Westcott Elizabeth Craft Designs Pink and Main The Buckle Boutique Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Rowland Technologies ICE Resin Hydrangea Hippo Clearsnap - Suzanne Austin Stencil1 - Ed Roth Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa  Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry Cupcakes and Crinoline - Mary Beth Sharkey  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Frances Byrne Lazy Mom’s - Joanna Grzeszczak Homemade Ginger - Megan Kapple Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Asia King Ellison Educational Equipment - Anna-Karin Evaldsson One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta Therm O Web - Alice G0lden Lovely Etc - Carrie Spalding ICE Resin - Clare Horner Pink and Main - Yolie Burke The Buckle Boutique - Stephanie Nericcio Modern Surrealist - Marisa Pawelko A Little Craft In Your Day - Tanner Bell Artsy Findings - Cheryl Waters Stampin Mindy - Mindy Baxter a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. I love this project!!!!! Very fun and a great way to use ICE Resin and all those fun baubles together.

  2. I know a few people who would like one of them charms!

  3. Beautiful!! I am going to make one of these for my neighbor!! TFS!

  4. Great idea . Thanks for the tutorial

  5. Great charm! It really personalizes the gift of a bottle of wine.

    Shawn ~
    Design Team Coordinator for The Buckle Boutique
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  6. Beautiful bottle bag, and love that color.

  7. now that is cool! I so want to give this a try.

  8. I need to make a wine bag this year, Thanks for the cool tutorial!

  9. Great idea for those who drink! I love that charm!!

  10. Very original idea. And your explanation is great. I really liked it. Thank you.

  11. I absolutely adore my new bag. It is not only affordable in terms of designer bags but it is so chic! This was my first purchase in last 4 months!