We’ve been apart for quite some time. I’ve been a busy girl and have had hardly any time for crafting. It’s something I’ve missed. So, I have a present for you. I have a gift bag.
Okay, I’m going to teach you how to make a gift bag… from scrapbook paper. Paper is really amazing. You can do so much with it. This particular paper craft is really easy to make and will hold lightweight items. I was thinking Valentine’s Day candy.
You’ll only need a few supplies to make your own.
Paper gift bag supplies
- hole punch
- scrapbook paper (12×12)
Step 1: fold the edges inward
Find the center of the scrapbook paper and fold the sides into the center line.
Step 2: measure the base of the gift bag
Turn the paper horizontally and find the center again.
Then, measure 1″ in both directions and mark it with your pencil.
Repeat this step on the opposite side of the paper.
Step 3: Fold the base of the gift bag
Fold inward from one end to the other to match the marks you just created. You should have something that looks like the image above.
Step 4a: create the basket
Lay the paper flat again. Then, pinch one of the folds you just made.
Pull the piece you’re pinching toward the the top of the paper, along the edge.
The section you’re holding should meet the fold.
Repeat that step on all 4 sides.
Step 5: fold the corners upward to create a basket
Fold both sides of the paper upward so you have something that looks like this.
Step 6: hole punch the top of the gift bag
Pinch the top of the paper together and punch 2 holes, centered.
Step 7: tie it with a bow
Push a ribbon through the newly punched holes and tie a bow to hold it shut.
When you’re finished, you’ll have a cute little gift bag to give to someone special.