Tut Tuesday: Brown Bag Upcycle… With Glitter!


My all-time favorite gift to give neighbors and friends is homemade toffee. I’ve used the same recipe for years and I’m 100% positive that I’ve eaten more than I’ve gifted. Am I ashamed? Nope.

This year, I used brown lunch bags as my carrier. I embellished with some metallic markers and glittered clothespins. I only needed a few bags, but I made 30+ glittered clothespins. It’s like I was uncontrollable or something. 

To make your own, follow the steps below.

You will need: clothespins, foam paintbrush, Mod Podge, assorted glitters, and brown lunch bags (not pictured)

Using the foam brush, paint a layer of Mod Podge onto the top of your clothespins. 

Sprinkle with glitter.

In a variety of colors.

Like golds.

And greens.

How many pictures of glittered objects can I take? 


A lot.

Paint an extra layer of Mod Podge over the tops to seal the glitter. Won’t rub off. Try it.

Grab a brown paper bag and put your treats inside. I put a few squares of wax paper in the bottom to help give it some (unseen) body.

Clasp with your clothespins and deliver to your neighbs. I love them. What do you think?

So fun. Let’s go give ‘em away, shall we?

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