Crafts: {DIY Hostess’ Gifts}

DIY Hostess' Gifts by kraft&mint

{ Thank you Craftistas for providing all materials for this craft! All opinions and thoughts on this project are my own ;) }

Thanksgiving dinner and holiday parties season will be here in no time and I want to have a few delightful hostess’ gifts handy. Have you received a hostess gift in the past? The idea behind this project are the imminent Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations. I thought to myself not everybody is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner but most likely a few of us will go to a friend’s house or a close relative. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a few clutches made like the one I’m showing above as a hostess gift? In this clutch you could put a small box of chocolates or a gift card and show your appreciation to your hostess for cooking pretty much all day! Please take a look below at the materials I used and super easy tutorial with NO sewing involved!

DIY Hostess' Gifts by kraft&mint
You will need the following:*

  • One 12×12 Burlap sheet in grey
  • 12×12 canvas sheet in white
  • A sharp pair of scissors
  • Glue (Not shown)
  • “Plain Jane” Matte Mist Watercolor in “Tangy Lime”, “Pure Steel” and “Butternut Squash”
  • “Canvas Home Basics” Felt Pads
  • 1/2 inch circle punch (my own)


Clicking “Get the Materials” will take you to “Craftistas” website. Craftistas are a group of amazing ladies that have put together a website where you can find and buy all the materials I used for this craft all at once! No more wondering where do I get this or find that. You can simply go to “Craftistas” and get everything you need now! How smart is that?



  1. Cut an 8×8″ square of grey burlap and a 7.75 x 7.75″ square of white canvas fabric.
  2. Apply glue to white canvas fabric like shown above
  3. Stick canvas fabric to burlap fabric and let it dry for 20 minutes

4: Apply glue to either top of the white canvas fabric, applying glue to the very top of the fabric and both sides. Please take a look at the photo above.
5: Fold burlap fabric
6: Once glue is dry, you will have a pouch

kraftmint hostess gift tutorial
7: Grab another piece of white canvas fabric and spray “Plain Jane” watercolor mist to fabric. I sprayed the colors in this order: first pure steel, then tangy lime and third glimmer mist butternut squash. I waited for the ink to dry a good 4 hours.
8:Once the fabric was dry, I drew and cut a few circles of different sizes.
9: Cut a 6 inches long by 1 inch wide strip of grey burlap and punch burlap towards one end of the strip like shown on the picture above. If you don’t have a 1/2″ punch you can draw a small circle on the burlap and then cut the hole with scissors.
DIY Hostess' Gifts by kraft&mint
Here is the finished clutch. I used a brown felt pad for a button. So first I glued one of my painted canvas fabric circles to one side of my clutch evoking a flower. I glued the felt pad last. Following this I glued the strip of grey burlap on the other side of the clutch and once I folded it over the clutch it buttons perfectly with the brown felt pad I used.

I also made an ivory version of the same clutch I showed you above. This time I added an “adjustable knot bracelet” to make the pouch also work as a ‘wristlet”. I used ivory cord to make the “bracelet’ and I have a written tutorial on how to make an adjustable knot here. You’ll notice an ivory rosy pattern on this pouch. Do you know what this is? Is paper tape! I used a paper tape from “7 Gypsies Trousseau” set.

Materials for Ivory Clutch:

  • 12×12 Burlap sheet in “Ivory”
  • 12×12 Canvas sheet in “White”
  • Felt Pads (you only need 1 container for felt pads if you decided to make both clutches)
  • “Trousseau” Paper Tape Set


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Would like to receive one of these as a gift! I sure would love to! I have made two pouches so far and I plan to make one more using a dark blue burlap. Thank you for reading and visiting my blog! I delight in sharing with you pretty and easy to make crafts!

I’m linking to these great blogs:

The Hankful House

Ginger Snap Crafts

Made in a day

Inspiration Mondays

Love and Laundry


Tatertots and Jello

Life after Laundry

Domestic Superhero

The Well Crafted Home

Stringtown Home

Sugar and Dots

Work it Wednesdays

White light on Wednesdays

52 Mantels

Karen’s Soiree

Credits: Wreath illustration by The Ink Nest.

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  1. 2013/10/31 / 11:24 am

    This is such a cute idea! Love the step by step directions! very helpful! Thanks for linking to Less Laundry, More Linking party!

    • 2013/10/31 / 11:55 am

      Hi Nancy! Thank you for visiting my blog ;) hope to come by your party again!

  2. 2013/11/01 / 4:11 am

    great idea! thank you for sharing……i may have to try to make one!!!

  3. 2013/11/01 / 5:57 pm

    Hi MJ! They are a bit addicting! One day if I have a sewing machine I would mass produce them ;) but not sewing is a must these days ;) Thank you for visiting my blog!

  4. 2013/11/13 / 1:35 pm

    What a sweet idea – love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  5. abbylynnlawson
    2013/12/20 / 12:41 pm

    Beautiful! And I love that there were no sewing supplies on the list, lol! What a great gift! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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