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It's Jester Bag for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras will take place this year on February 13th, and I am going to hand out some jester inspired bags that will contain a loaf, or two, of my new fudge recipes. Remember last weeks' cake loaves? Well, I will be using that same silicone mini loaf mold again because the loaves will fit perfectly in this bag. I am so loving this 'loafer'!


I made this many loaves: thirty (30) in all! There's dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate concoctions.



Below is how I am going to individually wrap them up with Mardi Gras napkins. I will most likely use some purple metallic curling ribbon to tie them and that will add a little more flash. Flash is good, especially at Mardi Gras! It'll earn you some beads! LOL!




Now for the actual bag. As always, It started out as a plain, brown paper sack.



I then used my trusty cardboard template, traced it on the bag with a pencil, and cut away. Of course, I will be saving the tops. I already have an idea for a future post using them.




I then cut out a piece of cardboard and placed it on the bottom of the bag to stabilize it. That's important!


Since I was going to be decorating the front of the bag only, I had to cut down the rear and both sides.




Here came the fun part which was adding colored cardstock pieces. Just adding the black strips really made the other colors pop out.




Now to embellish the cap portion by simply adding another piece of black cardstock. "Oh, cardboard template! I need you again!"



Here it is with an embellished cap rim (thank you, Karen, for the jeweled embellishments you gave me for Christmas!!!), little red pompoms, and a face, but still not completely finished...



I added the tissue paper and once I put the fudge(s) in, it was complete! Isn't it festive?



I made five (5) gift bags total.



Final Note: Although New Orleans is synonymous with Mardi Gras, there is so much more to this fascinating destination. I LOVE New Orleans, especially the French Quarter! The food is amazing and delectable. The history is rich and impressive. The nightlife is flashy and titillating, and there's so much to see and do in a relatively small area. I also met some good people there who I am happy to call my friends. Shout out to my funny friend, Ted and especially, Barbara, who I have shared both good and bad times with for many years. "Laissez les bons temps rouler, or en anglais "Let the Good Times Roll!!!"



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livnswfl
09 лют.

Come here mama and dig this crazy scene

He's not too fancy but his line is pretty clean

He ain't no drag, papa's got a brand new bag

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anupcycledartist
anupcycledartist
09 лют.
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Love your comment! The French Quarter is a crazy scene and that's what makes it fun.

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barbarabryant2010
08 лют.

Great ideas! You are so talented! I’m so glad we are friends! 🥰❤️🥰❤️

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anupcycledartist
anupcycledartist
09 лют.
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Thank you, Barbara! We miss you and hope you can come back down and visit with us again. You are a good friend.😍

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barbarabryant2010
08 лют.

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