Last weekend I got a chance to visit the Kinokuniya Bookstore. And of course, I couldn't leave the store without buying at least one craft book. I purchased the book pictured above "Wrapping Book" (ISBN978-4-415-30519-6). What sold me on it were two craft projects. The first one you can see on the cover of the book. It's a squirrel glued to a glass jar filled with nuts. There's also grass paper wrapped around the jar. Clever no? The second project that made me take this book home was a brown bag decorated to look like a house. In fact, I already gave the project a try and took some pictures to share.
Wouldn't this make a sweet treat bag for Valentines Day filled with cookies?
To make the roof I used a striped card stock to resemble an awning. In the book they used a plaid print. Really just about any print would look good.