Create a Homemade Ravioli Kit
- Jingle BellsBurlap Bags (10″ x 12″ ivory burlap with drawstring closure)
- Stencil – purchased, stencil & trace, or homemade with electronic cutter
- Paint – Red (Martha Stewart Pearl Paint – Rubber Ball)
- Sponge brush, pouncer, or stencil brush
- Grosgrain Ribbon – red & green
- Organza Ribbon – red
- Bakers Twine – red & green
- Jingle Bells
- White sticker paper
- 20 gauge wire
- Washi Paper or tape
- Tag maker (Fiskers)
- Cellophane bags & twist ties
- Ingredients –ravioli press, white flour,whole wheat flour, flavored oil, and wine
- Raffia– natural
- Shredded Paper Filler – natural
I’ve had these burlap bags for awhile and I knew they’d make great reusable bags for Christmas. I decided to stencil them so I cut a stencil with my electronic cutter. If you don’t have one, you can trace letters onto shelf paper and use it as a pseudo stencil, or use a letter stencil and paint the letters one by one covering the other letters adjacent.
Before I started stenciling, I wrapped a piece of cardboard with paper towels and put it inside the bag to absorb any extra paint and prevent it from leaking through to the back of the bag. I used my favorite paint, Martha Stewart Pearl paint in a fabulous color, Rubber Ball. Yes, it’s very reminiscent of the playground balls we all grew up with playing Dodge Ball!
Using a sponge brush, pouncer, or stencil brush, always stencil straight up and down with a nearly dry brush so the paint doesn’t seep under the stencil. Pounch your brush in the paint and then on a paper towel to evenly distribute the paint and remove the majority of it.
While I had the red paint out, I painted small silver jingle bells with the same red paint. I used wooden shish kabob skewers to hold the bells for easier painting and drying. I completed 2 coats for a sheer color wash.
While the paint dried, I created labels for the flours. I intended to print and cut with my electronic cutter, but I haven’t quite figured that out yet, so I printed them on sticker paper and cut them out with scissors.
Next, I created tags for the gifts. I didn’t have any print paper available because my paper supplies are stuck in transit somewhere where there’s snow, so I had to make do with what I had on hand. I used white cardstock and added Washi paper. Then I cut out tags with the Fiskars tag maker. Thank goodness I had a manual backup plan since I’m so new with the cutter. When I gain more experience I’ll be able to print and then cut them out on my own.
I added raffia to the tags and words cut from the only other cardstock I had on hand, blue. It turns out the words are so tiny that it was a bit of a nightmare transferring the words and gluing them onto the cards. You can use a sharpie and purchased tags if you like.
Then I added some gold wire to string the jingle bells to decorate the wine bottles which technically aren’t ingredients, but a little something to sip while they’re making them. I wrapped green and white bakers twine around the necks of the flavored oils and tied them in a bow and I added red and white kitchen string to the gift labels.
Then I took the ravioli makers out of the boxes so they weren’t so bulky and I cut the boxes to keep the recipe on the back and I folded it to form a base for the products going into the bag and to support the ravioli maker to keep it upright. A put the bulk down inside the bag in one piece and then added the gift paper filler, tied the bag ties to the back, and wrapped a large red ribbon around each and tucked in the tag. That’s it!
Have you made pasta from scratch? Perhaps you need a kit for you, too!