It's super simple- and at practically no cost- so give it a go !
First, go on " Google" , then on " Google Images " , then put in " Victorian Scraps" and get some copyright - free images that you like and print them off.
( Ooops-I had already started with the make-over here and have no other picture! ) .
The next step is to thread some gingham ribbons through for the handles to give it a bit of a rustic feel.
Take the old string out, push the ribbon through, and make a couple of knots on top of each other at the back.
Here is an overview with the bag now " repaired " with Victorian scraps and with the new handles.
Now for a gift inside.For a simple "Thank you " gift, you may want to give a home-made pot of jam, maybe.
You can find a recipe how to make that here.
Take two pieces of rectangular tissue paper and place these in more or less straight angles on top of each other.Put your present or jam pot in the middle.
Put a nice card inside as well with a greeting, thank you, or congratulations.
I recommend always drying the flowers and flower bouquets you get.Don't throw them away! Once they are really starting to droop, just tie them together with string, and hang them upside down to dry from the ceiling or a hook or nail. Roses usually respond well to this treatment.
Piece of cake ! Happy crafting!!
This works with different coloured bags & ribbons as well... as seen here below..
( had some trouble with cat-stalkers ..)
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