Hi everyone! It's Tuesday and we are here with another tutorial, this time a fancy gift bag! Gift bags are a great alternative to gift wrapping, especially if your gift does not come with a box or it’s an odd shaped gift. They are also great for small soft toys and other difficult to wrap gifts!
You can make this bag from Card stock, Handmade paper or Mulberry paper. Due to their flexibility and unique look, Handmade papers or Mulberry papers are better choices.
- A sheet of Cardstock / Handmade Paper/ Mulberry Paper
- Ribbon / Cord / Twine
- Mulberry Flowers
- Chipboard Flourishes
|Cut your Card stock to measure approximately 30cm x 42cm.|
|Fold the card stock on the middle score line and punch two holes using an eyelet tool or the hole punch on the top and bottom layer. The eyelets should be more than 1.5” away from the side edges.|
|Flip the card stock over and fix the eyelets by inserting them through the hole from the outside and hammering them with help of an eyelet setting tool and hammer. After the eyelets are fixed flip the paper back.|
|Apply glue on the 0.5” edge which you folded in the first step. Fold the sheet over and stick it onto the folded flap as shown in the image above. Let the glue dry before the next step.|
Glue and close the bottom flaps as shown.
|Thread a coordinating ribbon through the eyelets and tie the both ends together on the inside. Repeat the same with the other pair of eyelets. Take care to ensure that the tied ribbons are same length. Your bag is ready and it’s time to embellish it.|
|Glue the chipboard flourishes to the bag and then glue the beautiful mulberry flowers.|
Note: Scoring is very important when working with paper folding. This is how you get a neat, professional looking finish.
Please let us know what you think of this tutorial in the comments below and send us pictures if you try it.
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