So many friends and family members are getting married or having birthdays and I keep trying to think of new ways to decorate their gift bags and boxes. Of course, it’s easier to go to the store and buy a gift bag, but I’d rather make one myself. I gave a gift recently that was tall and skinny and was trying to think if the best way to present it. I decided to make my own bag out of scrapbook paper. The black and white bag in the picture above is the one I chose. The brown one is cute, but the design didn’t suit her as well.
You don’t need much to make it and it takes about 2 minutes to complete.
Things You Will Need
Find the center of your paper and fold both ends into that center point.
Tape both ends together.
Fold the bottom of the paper up about two inches.
Open the folded part up and fold down the sides like in the image above.
Fold the top and bottom to the center and tape them together.
Fold the top of the paper down about an inch.
Punch a hole on each side of the paper and tie a ribbon through for some extra flare! You can always tie a gift tag in the ribbon as well.
The thicker the paper you choose, the more durable the gift bag will be. So if you’re giving a gift that is a bit heavier or needs extra support, go with a card stock paper rather than your typical scrapbook paper.
Hope you guys enjoyed this week’s DIY project!
Happy crafting (and gift giving)!