Okay, that title was just an excuse to post a picture of Coco the pug.
Today's up-cycled project is made from part of a curtain. But probably not the part you'd expect!
Most of the curtains in my house are these basic white tab-top panels:
In the living room, however, we decided we liked the look without the tabs. We cut em' off and substituted little clips:
Which means...a big stash of these white cotton curtain-tab tubes, just begging to be crafted upon!
I'm always on the lookout for creative ways to package up itty bitty gifts of jewelry. Like, for example, I might need to mail out some deer earrings or some coral buttons to some giveaway winners. How to package them...thinking... thinking...
That's right. In these humble white curtain-tabs, we have The Ultimate Teeny Weeny Gift Bag Blank. Grab a tab. Add your own style. Fill with some variety of tiny giftie - and you are golden. Here are a few I whipped up.
Your immediate instinct will be girly/swelegant.
But they just as easily can go masculine.
Or cute or silly.
No matter what you come up with, it will be fun to make.
So if you ever think of altering your curtains, save those tabs! They are the best little things. If I think of any more stuff to do with them, I might have to start counting to ten...hmm, can I come up with that many ideas for these?
(Update: reader Amanda mentioned the obvious - if you don't have curtain tabs, sew yourself a long skinny tube of fabric, cut it into sections, and start crafting your own teeny weeny gift bags. Thanks, Amanda!)