Everybody loves pretty little gift bags and here’s how you can make your own DIY Gift Bag. I am forever forgetting to pick up gift bags (and cards) whenever I’m out shopping for gifts and there has been many times where I’ve had to whip one up myself. And you can too with just a handful of supplies.
DIY GIFT BAG SUPPLIES:
- We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board
- Darice 6 x 6 Scrapbook Paper
- Darice 12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper
- Darice Hemp Twine
- Darice Permanent Double-Sided Adhesive
- Spiral Flower Cutter (optional)
Step One. Take one sheet of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and cut in half. You will be able to make 2 bags with one sheet. Follow the instructions on the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board. I’ll admit I had to try this a few times before I “got it” but that probably had to do with the fact that my 4 year old was running around like a nut while I was trying to pull this off! During this step you will be scoring the parts of the bag that needs folding and punching holes for stringing the handle in step three.
Step Two. Assemble the DIY gift bag using Darice permanent double-sided adhesive. This part is simple. All of the places you need to fold the bag are scored so that makes it twice as easy. You will want to tape the sides of the bag together first THEN tape the bottom. I found that to be easiest.
Step Four. To dress up the bag just a bit I added a paper rosette. I made this by using a spiral flower cutting tool and some pretty 6 x 6 Core’dinations scrapbook paper.
The 6 x 6 is the perfect size for the flowers. If you don’t have the cutting tool you can always draw a spiral on a sheet of paper and cut along the line. It will work the same, I promise.
Once your flower is cut out, starting from the end and with the pattern of the paper facing up you just roll. Once you get to the end, hot glue the bottom to the paper to your flower.
This DIY gift bag project would work out even better using a heavier stock paper like Core’dinations. Either way it will turn out great!
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Diana is a Jesus lovin’ mom of 3 who blogs about her creative adventures at The Girl Creative. She loves to create projects with a quick turn around time but is not afraid of tackling bigger projects that require more time and power tools. She loves to design free printables and is known to knock out a sewing or home decor project in a flash when the mood strikes her. Diana is a simple chick who just loves to create and make people laugh.