Aleene's® Shabby Chic Brown Bag Flowers
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Aleene's® Shabby Chic Brown Bag Flowers

Brown bags take on a super sweet shabby chic look perfect for fabulously feminine decor. Assembled with Aleene's® Tacky Dots, this project is easy to make!
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Aleene’s® Tacky Dot Roll
  • Aleene’s® Fast Grab™ Tacky Glue
  • Grocery Bags – Brown
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Acrylic Paint – White, Light Pink and Light Blue
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Die Cut Machine (Optional)
  • Die Template – Floral (Optional)
  • Amaco® Rub ‘n Buff – Gold
  • Wood Frame with Heart Cut-Out
  • Lace Scraps
  • Decorative-edge Scissors (Optional)
  • Stylus (or Ball Point Pen with No Ink)
  • Ribbon

Project Instructions

Step 1 Mix paint with a small amount of water to create a whitewash. Brush lightly onto brown bag. Let dry.

Step 2 Dry brush light pink and light blue paint over random areas of whitewash.

Step 3 Hand-cut or die-cut flower layers.

Step 4 Apply Rub 'n Buff along flower petal edges.

Step 5 Use Aleene’s® Tacky Dots to glue together four layers of flower petals.

Step 6 To add texture or a shabby chic effect, press and rumple the petals to create ridges.

Step 7 Apply Tacky Dots to back of pearl and glue to center of layered flower.

Step 8 Cut scrapbook paper to cover front of frame. Spray Aleene’s® Fast Grab™ on back of paper and glue to front of frame.

Step 9 Apply Tacky Dots to back of each flower and press onto cardboard center of frame. When positioning the flowers, align them close together to give lots of fullness to the bouquet.

Step 10 If desired, cut small pieces of lace scraps and glue between and around flowers.

Step 11 Cut leaves from painted brown bag. Cut edges with decorative scissors to add design interest. Rumple leaves to add dimension.

Step 12 Using a stylus, press a score line down center of leaves and lightly fold to give shape to leaves. Glue in place around flowers.

Step 13 Glue ribbon strips to back of frame. Tie in large bow to create hanger.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Heidi Borchers