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What art offers is space...a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~John Updike

Saturday, December 14, 2013

DIY gift bags

I decided to try my hand at making some gift bags out of some of the extra paper I have accumulated.
I am including the link below. Here is what I did different: she said score 3 sides of your 12x12 paper 2.5 inches from the 3 edges on the first sample she made. This would make the width 2.5 inches wide and I needed it to be 3 inches wide for the gift I had. So, I scored at 3 inches on 3 sides. She uses glue. I didn't have that type, but I am going to buy some because I've heard good things about it. I just used double sided tape at strategic points. You will have all the best places for tape  figured out after you have made the first one.  These are quick. I did reinforce the holes on each one with a little piece of cardstock before I added the ribbon. I made several of the bags this morning, using both thin and heavier paper. The only thing I did different with the one made from thinner paper to make it sturdier was fold down the top edges. (toward the inside, do this before you put the bag together) All of the bags feel sturdy enough to put something small in. I don't think you would want real heavy gifts in any of these, but they would work great for smaller/light-weight gifts. Excuse the picture quality...it was 4am!

The video is provided by Joy of joyslife.com

gift bag tutorial

Sunday, December 08, 2013