Monday, January 18, 2010

~LOVE~sacks

Are you all sick of so many Valentine's projects yet? I think you can kinda tell that we love Valentine's!  For me, it's an excuse to decorate a little more girly. In my boy house, it's sport teams, footballs, jerseys, trucks, toy guns, and Star Wars.  So, I love anything pink, red, frilly, or feminine.
These "love sacks" are influenced by staring at tons of blogs.  A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Nicole told me not to name them "love sacks" because people might think it's derogatory! :) I'm not sure what else to call them?  I wonder what people we might pick up off of Google's search looking for a "love sack"?

These were so easy to make!  I first found a font and I didn't even print it off.  You know, computers make great light boxes.  I held my freezer paper up to the computer screen and penciled it right on.  It saves some ink. I then used an exacto knife to cut the freezer paper out carefully.
Iron the freezer paper onto the fabric.
Most people have stenciled the paint on, but I prefer spray paint.  It sprays on so evenly!
Just make sure you cut your freezer paper wide enough to cover the fabric.
Look at that!  So cool!
I sewed the two pieces of burlap together and stuffed with fiberfil, then finished the sack off with twine.

I swear we have some other projects besides Valentine's stuff coming really soon! :)




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21 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

beautiful! and you are so clever! not printing them off! brilliant, actually!
hey, if you follow me on facebook, you get a preview of my living room! :)
gail

Dawn said...

Those are sooo cute! I'm going to definately try the freezer paper and computer screen trick!

2sisters said...

That is darling! What a great idea about putting the freezer paper up to the computer monitor!

**Amy** said...

Those are so fun! Love the creative idea.

Taija said...

Okay now that is cute!

jenjen said...

Love it! And how cool that you used spray paint. I have never tried that!

XOX
Jen

Amy said...

These are great! Clever idea!

The Girl Creative said...

Very Cute Idea!!! :)

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

Adorable! Maybe with some primitive looking paper hearts dangling from the tags?

Love them!

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Room to Inspire said...

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E! I love these!

Chelsea

Gay Vaughan said...

I LOVE these! Too cute and very creative.

Andrea said...

Very, very cute. I actually have some little burlap bags I saved from Christmas gifts that I held onto knowing I'd find SOMETHING to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

love it!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I came here from Funky Junk and originally clicked on your post from there but when I saw these, it stopped me in my tracks. I love them so much. Want. Them. Now! =)

Line said...

Simple & wonderful! But where did you find this font?
Have a lovely day!
(linedupuy at hotmail dot fr)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

These are so pretty, i love this idea! I just clicked over from 4 Crazy Kings and I'm so glad I did. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

jasmine said...

love sack! hahah

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

You know I have had more fun this year decorating for Valentine's day...I love the projects and no I don't get tired of them. I look forward...in a way...to packing all the projects up this time...to look forward to unpacking it all next Valentines day. Does that sound stupid. I love this little holiday and enjoy crafting things (cute things like your little sacks) for it. Have a great day.
Debbie

Sonia said...

This looks so great! Clever of you to come up with that idea!! And such cute fonts used!

Maggie said...

You are brilliant - I love every part of this, the freezer paper, the spray paint, the burlap bags... completely adorable!

I might have to do something like this for Spring, it will be spring at some point right???

CandaceAshley said...

These are adorable! I adore burlap, and this is just a cute project. I did something like this with the word soap, I gave some goat soap with lavender scent in a burlap sack like this! Love to be creative with burlap!

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