Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hanging Heart Bag With Tutorial and Book Giveaway Offer

In the latest issue of Stampington's Green Craft Vol. 2 is a heart bag by Becky Shander made out of brown paper grocery bags!

Our family's versions:




INSTRUCTIONS: For your heart bag, sketch a heart shape onto one side of a bag. With the bag flat,cut out the heart shape so that you have two pieces. Machine sew the heart edges together, leaving the top part open. We used red thread. Then lightly color your bag with pastels and blend. We used oil pastels. Becky used decorator chalk. Glue or paste pretty papers, buttons, ribbon, lace etc onto the front of the bag. Punch two holes at the top and put wire, ribbon or braided twine through the holes for handles. You may add some beads and ribbon or lace to the handle as well.

Becky's Version:

Shona Cole's version. Shona is the one who originally told me about Becky's hanging heart bag in the Green Craft magazine. She has done a post about it on her blog as well with a great picture tutorial.

Shona has written a fantastic book called The Artistic Mother. This book shows you, Mom, how you can fit creativity into your life. Go here to see how you can win a free copy of her book.


  1. Hi Trudy, What a great way to spend family time together. All of your hearts turned out lovely. It's interesting to see that each one reflects your individual taste and personality -you're quite a cute bunch. Happy Heart Day!

  2. Trudy....they ARE wonderful! It is great to see your whole family working on this project together! Charming post! Thanks for stopping by...nice to meet you!
    :) Laura

  3. Very nice! I'm impressed you even got 'dad' in the action...good for you!

  4. Glad you found my Texas-Blogging Gals!! I will get you on the next updated list.

    Enjoyed a first visit. Come see me at my personal blog, too!

  5. So sweet that everyone made Valentines. I love how unique they all and how everyone got involved!!!!
    We are making huge pizza sized cookies to deliver
    to some sweet people. My daughter wants to write
    U R a QT on one and deliver to her boyfriend.(age 13). I love the special sentiments and little things, people do to celebrate, gifts from the heart!!! Enjoy the holiday with your family!!!!

  6. I love craftin and spending time with my family. Happy Valentine's Day.

  7. Hi Trudy this little heart bags are darling!! What a clever idea.. I wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog the other day about adding me to the collage directory!!! I a following your blog so I can check in and see all the fun things you've been up to!! Blessings to you and your family!!!

  8. these heart bags are great - how fun that your whole family made them. thanks for visiting my blog!!

  9. What I love about this post is seeing the whole family creating such wonderful bags together, what a great idea.
    If there was an award for "Supermum" you would get voted for by me.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and yes I am feeling much better now, Thanks for caring xxx

  10. What a great project and so neat to see the whole family involved! Thanks for stopping by my blog after OWOH. I will keep tabs on you and your creative moments. I'd love to join the book club you are offering but am afraid I would be overtaxing myself with joining another group. I should take a look at the book tho, the next time I'm near Barnes and Noble!


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