I created this more rustic, country primitive bag over the weekend. It was inspired by the Gingersnaps Creations Coffee & Cream Color Challenge. It’s just a fun Grungy Button Bag.
I started with a plain muslin bag, which I used my Grungy Sauce Mix on to get it good and grungy. (Note: if you’d like the recipe for my Grungy Sauce Mix, you’ll find it on my primitive blog in the Grungy Hang Tag Tutorial.)
Once my grungy bag was baked and dry I created the flower for it, following the Burlap Flowers Tutorial I blogged about. I changed the finishing of the flower because I wanted a flatter flower to allow for the button to go in the center. But I did create the basic flower following that tutorial. I used 3 types of material to create my three-layered flower. The bottom one is a cream-colored burlap; the middle one is a muslin-type material that I grungy’d up using Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist; and then the top one is a floral cotton. I sewed the button on through the flower to the muslin bag. Then I just added two more buttons, in coffee and cream colors, to add a bit more visual interest and to finish it off.
Really, you could use this bag to store some craft buttons in, or anything else. You could also use it as a gift bag.