Oct 4, 2011

LESSology Challenge #3: Creative projects of Audrey Pettit and Kirsty Vittetoe! :)



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Today we are sharing the creative inspirations of Audrey Pettit and Kirsty Vittetoe.

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Hi everyone! It's Audrey, and I'm so excited to share with you my fall pumpkin project for our third challenge here at LESSology, the doggy bag challenge. I love this time of year. Love everything about it. One of my favorite things to do is decorate my house for the changing seasons and holidays. 


This cute pumpkin doggy bag project is a quick and easy way to add some autumn cheer to your home decor, using only basic supplies you probably already have on hand.
All you need is some paint, a few trims and buttons, and a take-out bag from your next dinner out.

To get started, open up your doggy bag so that it stands up by itself. You can use kraft bags, like mine, or a white bag. We'll be painting them, so it doesn't matter. And any size will do. I've done this project with smaller lunch bag sizes, as well as large grocery bag varieties.



Fill the inside of your bag about half-way to two-thirds full with recycled newspaper, bubble wrap, or any leftover packaging material. Twist the top of the bag shut. You don't need any adhesive for this part. Simply twist the bag in your hands until the top is closed and fairly tight.


Paint the bottom, stuffed portion of your bag orange using acrylic paint. Then paint the top, stem portion green or brown, depending upon your preference.

Tie the top shut with twine, tulle, lace, or ribbon. Add a button and a leaf made from patterned paper. I also added green florists wire that I wrapped around a pencil to mimic the pumpkin vine. Finished it off with an autumn-themed tag.


Super quick and easy ! So next time you eat out, be sure to ask for a doggy bag!


Hi, it's Kirsty here, today I am sharing a project made with the good old brown paper bag...


a little gift bag filled with ephemera....


this little gift bag is so easy to make, after stitching up the edges, a little paint and stamping is all you need....


finish it up with your favorite embellishment
 for me, I made a bloom out the left-over muslin from my quilt project



so you see, your brown paper bag is not just a lunch sack, come on and get creative, join us at LESSology challenge #3 - The Doggy Bag Challenge


Do you have some fun ideas for your own doggy bag? We would love for you to play along with LESSology Challenge #3: The Doggy Bag. Please leave a little love for our designers. :)

17 comments:

sandi said...

Wow! These are awesome ladies! So inspirational! Love both of them!

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME both upcycling projects! So glad to see Kristy's work here!

TesaB said...

YAY! Such awesome projects!!! You are such inspiration!!!!

Ros said...

Fabulous projects ... can't wait to get back to the UK and have a decent connection ... then I can browse till my hearts' content!

Audrey Pettit said...

I had so much fun with this one! Fabulous job, Kirsty! I love your pouch idea. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWW! These are both soooooooooo AMAZING!!! Just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

~amy~ said...

EXcellent work Ladies!!!

mandysea said...

both are amazing!! wow

artistamyjo said...

Really fun projects!
Come sign up for the Potpourri give-away on my blog,you can put some in the doggie bag!

Bimart´s ateliê said...

Gostei da idéia de usar saco de papel para decoração boa inspiração.

Bimart´s ateliê said...

Gostei da idéia de usar saco de papel para decoração boa inspiração.

Janetcraft said...

great inspring projects..with recycled item!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome project Audrey, I so want to have a few of those doggy bag pumpkin this year!!!

Karen B. said...

Wow, the pumpkin is such a clever idea, and so pretty too! I love the look of the second, a total transformation for sure.

Dora said...

very different but I love both of them!

Denise Price said...

Both these projects are really nice. The pumpkin bag is so delightfully whimsical, and the brown/white bag is so delicate and feminine. Thanks for sharing!

Katy said...

Love Love Love the pumpking bag! The brown and white bag is so pretty. I love the homemade muslin flower. That is awesome!