Thursday, 26 May 2011

How to Make a Friendship Bag

These make a wonderful, whimsical gift,  appropriate for all ages


-All the items on the list below should be available at your local dollar store or from your home.

-The bags I found in the wedding decoration section.

-If you are a handy sewer, you can make your own bags with a drawstring closure.

- Fill the bag with one of each item on the list below

- Copy and paste the list of things below and what they mean into a program like Microsoft Publisher so you can choose a nice font and  an appropriate size to fit it all on a business card in portrait mode.(Go here for a detailed tutorial on making the card in Microsoft Publisher) Leave a space at the top of the card for a hole

-Print out the business card., Punch a small hole in the top of it

-Thread the drawstring ribbon through the hole in the card to attach it to the bag

- Give one to all your  friends :)

(print the following onto the business card)

Your Friendship Bag Contains:

Umbrella to shelter you from life’s storms

Rubber Band to remind you to be flexible when dealing with others

Candle to light your way when the day seems the darkest

Life Saver to remind us that sometimes our friends need our help

Cotton Ball to cushion the bumpy road ahead

Happy Face to remind you that smiling is contagious

Eraser to remind you to start each day with a clean slate

Piece of string to tie things together when everything seems to be falling apart

Penny for your thoughts

A marble in case you start to lose yours

Quarter in case you need to call on a friend

Stars to remind you to reach for the stars

Balloon because the sky is the limit

Heart so you know you are loved
Chocolate kiss from me to you



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  1. That is so sweet, I love the meaning of each piece. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

  2. That is the greatest idea! this would be great for a pen pal gift :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  3. Cute idea...nice token gift for a friend!

    Stop by Pandora's Box to enter a giveaway! ~patti~

  4. What a cute idea!

    I'd love it if you stopped by the "Saturday is Crafty Day" party starting on April 24th. Check out my blog for details.

  5. Glad you like the bags, so many projects, so little time lol. I'll be right over to check out your parties.

  6. Great idea! I actually have some of those bags. Great inpsiration!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party.

  7. What a fun idea to brighten someone's day! Thanks for sharing.

  8. It looks like a great encouragment gift. TFS

  9. This is very inspiring! Wonderful idea! Who would not love to get such a lovely friendship bag?

  10. Love the idea and the poem!


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