Monday, December 21, 2020

Make Your Own Gift Bag

Are you ready for Christmas?  If not, here's a very easy pattern to make your own gift bags from two sheets of Designer Series Paper. It's a great way to use up some sheets from your stash. And you don't have to drive/run/walk to the store.

Comeback tomorrow and I'll show you how to make the cute packaging for hot cocoa or hot cider.

Paper above is retired Presents and Pinecones. Retired ribbon, so old I don't know it's name.

Retired paper Dashing Along.

Current from the Aug.- Dec. 2020 Mini Catalog called Trimming the Town. Retired Old Olive ribbon.

Cutting Diagram:

Construction Steps for both sheets of Designer Series Paper (DSP):
1. After scoring the lines, fold each score line. Press lightly down with fingers.

2. For top cuff, run adhesive along inside edge to secure cuff all the way across.

3. On the Bag Base with scissors, snip into the 3" and 9" score line until you reach the first dotted line. Slightly trim the two outer tabs, so they will be hidden when you make each bag base.

4. Put adhesive on the two tabs and secure tabs to the inside of the center bag base piece. By doing this you will create 1/2 of the bag. Repeat with other piece of DSP.

5. To assemble bag, run strong adhesive, such as tear and tape to the inside outer edge of one of the bag halves. Then you will carefully place the other half inside until it completely makes the bag. Then press the adhesive to secure well. You can add more adhesive as needed.

6. You can gently make a gusset with your fingers, then with a 1/4" hole punch, punch holes about 1-1/2" from each outer edge about 1/2" from the top edge.

7. I took one long piece of ribbon and threaded it through the holes and then tied the knot on the front side of the bag for decoration. You can also cut two lengths of ribbon and run through the holes as you desire.

I hope you enjoyed making this bag.  Thanks for visiting today! Happy Holidays too!

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