Hello! I have a super exciting guest designer for you today! Wilna Furstenberg is someone I have been inspired by for many many years and have been dying to get here on the blog sharing her talents with us! Everything she creates is so stunning and so detailed. I always have to take my time, looking through each and every element of her work because it is all so fabulous! I love how artistic her style is and that she makes me want to try new things and push myself to get messy! Keep reading to see the darling DIY embellished gift bags and cards that she made! She also has a video to show her process for making them!

P.S. I LOVE watching the video just to hear her accent! So cute!! Also, the video is like a mini art class, so it is a MUST watch! You will learn a LOT of awesome techniques that you can use for this project and any other scrapbooking or crafting that you do!! Thanks so much Wilna for taking the time to create such a detailed video for us!!

P.P.S. Today is WILNA’S BIRTHDAY!! Please help me wish her a very happy birthday by commenting on this post!! I would love to shower her with love and kind messages on her special day so please help me out!! Happy Birthday Wilna!!

Hi there! Wilna Furstenberg here! I was so happy (!!) when I received a goodie box from Maggie in the mail with a request to make something pretty for her blog readers! I was super inspired by the Muslin Bags and decided to use the stencil (included with the 4 bags) and 4 different mediums to create the backgrounds. So much fun! When you enjoy playing like this it really is not work at all! Please have a look at the video where I explain my process to you… but please forgive all the bloopers… I was super jet lagged when I made the video having just returned from a 12 day trip to Italy.
As an extra bonus for Maggie’s readers, I am including a link to my most recent online class called Fresh techniques for Artful Layouts for a 50% discount! YAY! (Link at the end of the post.)

Wilna for Maggie H-8

Wilna for Maggie H-1

Wilna for Maggie H-10

Wilna for Maggie H-9

embellished bags DIY

Thank you Wilna for sharing your beautiful talents with us today! If you’d like to see more of Wilna’s work you can find her here >> blog / shop / instagram / Facebook / YouTube / Craftsy Class 50% off just for my readers!!! Thank you Wilna!!!

Happy Friday!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Confetti Collection / Confetti Muslin Bag and Stencil Kit / White Cardstock / Confetti Fringe Garland / Confetti Ephemera / Confetti Hardware / Confetti Tassels / Confetti Wood Veneer / Confetti Glitter / White Gesso / Embossing Heat Tool / Embossing Powder / Embossing Ink / Modeling Paste / Mod Podge / Gold Paint