Monday, November 22, 2010

The Perfect Hostess Gift

I'm sure that most of us are headed to someone else's house this Thanksgiving for dinner.  And, do I have the perfect hostess gift for you to take: Your Own Vintage Cloth Bag!

I filled mine with my favorite hot cocoa.  What a great treat to give any hostess to say thanks for putting on the biggest dinner of the year!  Here's how to make your own:

Find any Thanksgiving themed towel.  I found mine on Etsy.  Flour sack cloth ones work best, but terry cloth can also work just fine.   Fold the towel in half and cut it to size. 
(7" wide by 14" tall.  Make sure to not cut the folded side.) Sew the 14" tall seam shut.

 To make the top hem, fold over and sew around.

 Fold over again and sew around.

 To sew the bottom hem, make sure your image is centered and sew shut on the wrong side of the fabric.  Flip the fabric to the right side, and voila: You have your own cloth bag!

 Fill a bread bag with your favorite cocoa, labeling the flavor.   If you feel extra ambitious, you can make your own.

Hot Cocoa:
5 cups dry milk powder
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer

Place inside cloth bag, tie with ribbon, and you have the perfect way to say thanks this Thanksgiving day!

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