You know I completely lost my mind before my competition when I decided that it would be a good idea to make little gift bags for each of the girls that I would be rooming with over the weekend. Actually, the gift bag was a perfectly reasonable idea – making homemade gifts to go inside of each bag, however, was completely nuts. As if I didn’t have enough to do leading up to that weekend!
Needless to say, the pic above is one of the goody bags I put together. Each contained a cute mug, a tiny box of Godiva chocolates, and a handmade bracelet. (The gift bag was hot pink a la Cathy Savage, of course!)
I saw this bracelet idea on Etsy and just loved it! It’s a great way to repurpose old leather belts and fashion them into something adorable!
I had the genius (if I do say so myself) idea of going to Plato’s Closet for the belts, which I purchased for a song and a dance ($3 a piece!!). Then I headed over to Michael’s and bought lace ribbon, flowers, and a kit to add snaps to leather.
I simply cut the belts to length and added the decor that I liked. Each one was unique!
These would make a great craft project for kids, too.
What’s your favorite crafty project to do when you decide to unleash your inner Martha Stewart??