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Craft Project - Personalized Star Bags

by Wen Zientek-Sico


Great for place cards, favors, containers for small gifts, or decorations, these personalized star baskets are wonderful for your Fourth of July get-together. An easy project to make all summer long for your favorite "star", these baskets can be decorated in just a few minutes, making them perfect for favors for large parties or picnics.


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Personalized Star Bags

Great for place cards, favors, containers for small gifts, or decorations, these personalized star bags are wonderful for your Fourth of July get-together. An easy project to make all summer long for your favorite "star", these bags can be decorated in just a few minutes, making them perfect for favors for large parties or picnics. Fill the bags with nuts, mints, chocolates, candies, or other goodies for a special treat. For weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or other memorable occasions, paint both sides of the star white and add a special message or date to the bag.

3 inch star shaped wooden bag

Large paint brush

Red acrylic paint

White acrylic paint

Stencil (optional)

Red acrylic paint pen

Blue acrylic paint pen

Acrylic glossy or matte sealer

Cover your work surface with newspaper. Paint the inside of the bag red. Paint the inside of the star and the outside of the bag surface red as well. Let the paint dry thoroughly. Add another coat of red paint if needed. Paint the front of the star white. Let the paint dry thoroughly and add another coat if needed. Using a stencil, or drawing freehand, make a striped heart on the star shape using the red marker. Let the paint dry. Add a blue star to the heart using a stencil, or by drawing freehand. Let the paint dry. Add the name of the person you will be giving the star bag to above the heart. Let the paint dry thoroughly. Seal as directed by the manufacturer with a glossy or matte sealer.

Project Developed, Styled, and Photographed by Wen Zientek-Sico.




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