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Monday, May 18, 2015

Frozen DIY art bag

Yesterday we went to a Frozen themed birthday party for a little girl turning four. And because I love themed birthday parties I decided I needed to make a custom gift (even though we had a crazy, busy week and I didn't have much time...).

Frozen DIY art bag


Remember the art bag I made for my daughter last Christmas? I wanted to make something similar, but since I was pressed for time I decided to simplify.



DIY Frozen art bag

First, I hopped onto Pinterest and searched for free printables. There are zillions, you just need to decided what you want to include in your art bag. I chose some stationery and printed enough pages to make two small notebooks (one lined, the other blank): 

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 To make them more Frozen-like, I glued small white and ice-blue crystals in the notebook covers:

DIY Frozen art bag


DIY Frozen art bag

To the notebooks I added a series of other things, like coloring pages, crowns to cut out and assemble, mazes, etc. I printed everything in lightweight cardboard and then tied with pink & silver ribbons (most of this was made at night, so the pictures are not very bright).

DIY Frozen art bag

I used a piece of sky blue felt and cut a rectangle (wide enough to fit the materials above) and two thin strips of felt: the "ingredients" to make the bag. I pinned the strips of felt to form the handles, as shown below and sewed them in place:

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Then I folded in in half and sewed the sides to create. Once you turn it inside out, you have a bag:

DIY Frozen art bag



I really wanted to add snow flakes as decoration, but it would have taken me a lot of time to cut them just right, so instead I used my Sizzix to create glitter stars in red, blue and silver, and glued them over the felt. 

DIY Frozen art bag



As a finishing touch, I added a Frozen tag (also printed off Pinterest and laminated to make it sturdier. 

DIY Frozen art bag



To complete the art bag I bought a set of coloring pencils and added a Frozen tag and a matching pink bow. I also made a necklace using my cupcake topper necklaces tutorial but somehow it was left out of the picture below and I forgot to take a photo of it separately.

DIY Frozen art bag

Here is the whole set already tucked into the bag and ready for wrapping:

DIY Frozen art bag


I also created a homemade gift envelope to wrap the bag in style but I'll share that tutorial on another day because I still need to download the photos. 

In the meantime, enjoy this cute and pretty inexpensive way to create the perfect gift for a themed birthday party. And when the art supplies are gone, the recipients still have the bags. And if they are like my daughter, they love bags. Especially if embellished with glittery shapes. 

DIY Frozen art bag











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44 comments:

  1. Oh what a clever idea, my girls love Frozen. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Then you should give it a try, seriously, check out Pinterest and go form there. Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. What a clever idea and so easy to customize for each child's likes. Thanks for sharing at #AnythingGoes.

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  3. Aww! I love how this turned out! SO cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  4. This is a great idea and turned out really well!! I wish I had seen this a few weeks back when my daughter had her birthday party. The girls would have loved this!

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    1. I made this as a gift, but now my daughter wants one too...You can still make one too...Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!

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  5. This is such a fun idea! I never would have though of making such a complete themed gift, but it really is the perfect thing for a themed birthday party. I bet the recipient just loved it!

    I came here from the Let's Bee Social link-up, and wanted to invite you to one we host called Crafty Comment Karma. It goes up each Friday and is open for the entire week to any crafty, quilting or sewing links! I hope you'll come join us: http://www.prairiesewnstudios.com/search/label/Crafty%20Comment%20Karma

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    1. Laura, thank you for stopping by and for the invitation as well. I love to discover new link parties. I'll add it to my link parties page!

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  7. What a wonderful idea. I never new you could get printables from Pinterest. My daughters LOVE Frozen. I may do something like this for my daughters party :)

    Thanks for linking up at #themommylife

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    1. Lots of free printables on Pinterest, check them out!

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  8. Thank you for joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party, such a cute idea! Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove

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  9. Ah, I'm sure she would have loved it. My almost 4 year old is Frozen crazy and anything that remotely has anything Elsa on it, she goes mental over!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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    1. Frozen is "hot" right now, but this was the first Frozen themed party we went to.

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  10. Thanks for linking up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share Link Party. I hope you’ll join us every Sunday night at 7 with more of your creative sewing projects.
    ~Bonnie @ Behind the Seams Sewing

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, I'll do my best to linkup this weekend!

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  11. This is absolutely adorable and would be perfect for birthday favors! :D
    Thanks for sharing on the Wake Up Wednesday link party!
    Hope to see you next week!
    Kate | The Organized Dream

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    1. Thank you Kate, have a great weekend!

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  12. Adorable gift for a lucky girl! I have some Olaf fabric I need to make into pj shorts for summer for a certain grandson...

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    1. I envy you. Here is Portugal is so difficult to find cute fabrics and ordered on line they generally cost a ton...Best of luck with those shorts!

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  13. Cute gift idea! Thanks for sharing over at Merry Monday, hope to see you again tomorrow night!

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    1. Thank you! I'm late in replying to this, so I've obviously linked up to this week's party already!

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  14. Hello beautiful! Super cute. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

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  15. Very cute! What little girl wouldn't love this?

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    1. Yeah, now my daughter wants one too...

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  16. Way to cool. My kids would love it so very much! Thanks for sharing with us at the Home Matters #homematters linky party. We love having you and hope you join us again.

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  17. Wonderful gift that any little girl would love! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Super Cute!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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    1. Thank you Elaine. I've just linked up to this week's party!

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  19. Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party!

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  20. What a fabulous unique present! I bet the girl loved it. So much effort you have put into this. Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair. Hope you can visit again this week.

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    1. Thank you, I'll link up this week for sure!

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  21. Beautiful bag. Pinned and stumbled. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week.

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    1. Thank you Sherry, sorry it took me so long to reply...

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  22. Wow.. This is so cute!! I just love this frozen theme party ideas. You know dear, few months ago, I also organized a super hero themed party at New York city party venue. It was really a great experience to arrange such kind of parties.

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