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Learn how to make paper bags for gifts quickly and easily from wrapping paper.
This DIY tutorial is super fun and easy to do
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THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
- Some pretty gift wrapping paper
- A pair of scissors
- Transparent double sided tape
- A Ribbon
- A Hole puncher
For the 1st bag:
- Roll out some wrapping paper and place your gift in the center
- Measure how much you will need to cover the gift and cut the paper accordingly
- Now fold the right side of the paper so it meets in the centre and overlap the left side on top of it.
Now tape it using double sided tape
- Fold the bottom of the paper up about 3-4inches to create the base of the bag
- The bigger you want your bag to be the deeper you need to make this fold, but i find that this is a good distance.
- Separate the two piece of wrapping paper and flatten out the corner to create a diamond shape
- Now fold the top and the bottom corners to meet in the centre and tape it
- Open the bag and place your gift inside
- Fold the top of the bag over, grab the hole puncher and punch two holes
- Put the ribbon through the hole and tie a knot
For the 2nd bag:
- Pull out wrapping paper and measure the size of the gift and cut the paper
- Fold the top of your gift bag up by 1 to 2 inches.
Folding it over like this reinforces the top of your gift bag and makes it stronger.
- Now fold the right and left side of the paper to meet in the centre and tape it using double sided tape
- Fold in the sides of your bag so the edges of the diamonds meet.
- Press down and crease firmly.
Open these folds back out, flip your bag over and repeat on the other side.
- Pop open your bag and push the sides into place.
- For a stronger base trace around the bottom of the bag onto a card paper.
- Cut it out and trim a bit so it fits in easily inside.
- Glue the card paper and press it down to the bottom of the bag
- Punch holes and thread through some ribbon and knot it on each side.
- Add a gift tag to make it look a little fancy
And there you have it! A pretty cool gift bag options that doesn’t take a lot of work!
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