Looking for a fun DIY gift for that special Mother in your life? How about a little inspiration from Crew Member, Kimberly! She took one of our canvas wine bags and made it into a vintage chic gift bag. She is also sharing how to take your rub-ons up a notch! We have several new rub-ons in store from 7Gypsies new Architextures and they are so easy to work with, even on canvas! Let’s see how Kimberly created this gorgeous bag!
Today I’m going to show you how to take your rub-ons to another level! I wanted a vintage vibe, so I grabbed some bees wax but you could also use a candle that is light in color. I have done this on projects before- just start with a light layer of wax and then keep adding until the piece is covered evenly. Be sure it’s not too much so that the age shows beautifully.
I needed a beautiful bag for my friend’s birthday, and I wanted to make it! So I pulled out my stash of Canvas Corp canvas bags. I saw the wine sack and knew it would be perfect for the candle and lotions I wanted to add into the bag. I added the candle in the bottom of sack and then added my lotions and little gift on top. After tying a cute bow it was perfect! These would make lovely mother days gifts, as well!
Take a piece of canvas and cut the desired size to fit your rub on. Then, put it onto a solid surface and run it on using a Popsicle stick .
Take some bees wax and melt over the top of the rub-on and let dry. If it looks to heavy then reheat and gently scrap off some of the wax using the Popsicle stick. Reheat so it doesn’t show any marks. Let dry and then cut it out.
Take a desired piece of burlap, smear some paint onto it, and then let dry. Choose a color to go with your theme.
Take the lovely waxed image and layer it with some burlap and laces. Then, add to your bag. I used a wine bag for my gift bag! They work lovely for gifts, too! 😉
Such a lovely project by Kimberly and a clever way to use a wine bag to hold gifts! We also love the wax ageing technique she shared with us.
If you would like to see more Canvas Corp inspiration, please visit our FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, or join our Facebook group, THE COLLECTIVE to get in on crafty conversations, challenges, and the occasional giveaway!