4 Ways to Gift the Mini-Makeup Bag

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The more of these mini-makeup pouches I make the more I am loving them.

Initially, these pouches seemed like a perfect complementary item for my larger makeup bags. They are a simple one layer that matches the inner oilcloth of their larger counterparts and they are great for organizing a few smaller items within the bigger bag.

However, the more I look at these bags, the more I realize that they really can stand on their own.

The tiny bags are perfect for gifting, here are a few of my ideas:

 

The Traveler

For your favorite lady always ready to trot around the globe, think about gifting some travel sized items in this bag. You really can get travel sized shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, a little bar of soap, and maybe even a travel toothbrush inside.

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A Quick Thank-You

When you want to show a little appreciation for someone who helped you with a special favor, fill this bag with a few small pieces of their favorite chocolate or a selection of tea and add a little note expressing your thanks.

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TeacherĀ 

Fill the bag with post-its, funny paper clips, or some mini-highlighters as a holiday gift for your child’s favorite teacher.

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Gift Card Holder

These bags are the ideal size for a holding a gift card. Pair it with a small bottle of nail polish, a little necklace, or whatever little touch your friend might enjoy.

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What else would you put in these cute little bags?

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Three Questions, and my first Giveaway

Note: This giveaway has now passed.

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1. What is tan, orange, and rectangular?

2. What has the perfect style for casual use, but is classy enough for a fun night out?

3. What will hold all of your essentials like phone, cards, and cash?

If you answered, the Bobbin & Co. Orange Damask Wristlet to any of these questions, you are correct!

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I absolutely love the bright, beautiful design of this wristlet, it adds a fun pop to any outfit and slips easily into a work bag or large purse. Don’t forget- the inside has pockets for your cash and cards and it’s in a cute, contrasting fabric.

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I’m very excited to give away one of my handmadeĀ Bobbin and Co. wristlets to one person who leaves a comment on this post.

To enter: Answer one (or all 3!) of the following questions in the comments:

a. What is your favorite meal to cook at home?

b. Where did you travel this summer?

c. What is your favorite color?

You have until midnight on Thursday August 14th to comment. I’ll notify the winner by email on Friday. Giveaway is limited to US residents only. Good luck!

Giveaway has now past, see you next time!

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Want to experience the whole realm of human emotion? Make a quilt.

Excitement: The time where you decide you want to make a quilt and you go to the fabric store with the measurements you need for all the fabric.

Elation: You pick out all the absolutely perfect, most beautiful fabrics and head home with your bag of loot.

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Still excited but slightly less so: When you have to iron and cut all the fabrics.

Accomplished: When you sew all the pretty squares together, this thing actually worked!

Nervous: Will all these pieces actually match up when you start to assemble the quilt top?

Angry: You were right to be nervous, these pieces don’t mach up like they are supposed to.

Strong: But…you can stretch that fabric further to make it work!

Proud: You finished assembling that quilt top and except for those two squares at the bottom everything matched up.

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Exhausted: After assembling the top you still have to put all the layers together and actually do the quilting. This part is challenging and takes FOREVER.

In awe: Whoa, you have actually finished this thing. You sit and stare at it for a time ranging from 5 min-2 hours.

All the feelings at once: You give the quilt to good friends as a gift, but it’s akin to sending a child away for college. You know you’ll see it again and it’s off to do bigger and better things, but you can’t help put be concerned whether you prepared the quilt adequately for life away from you. And, you’ll just plain miss hanging out. Still, you are quite proud and happy of all that you and the quilt have accomplished together.

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Handmade gifts can be quite the emotional investment. What projects have you taken on that have made you either gleeful with pride OR caused you to swear off DIY for life?