Here is my 12 Weeks of Christmas – #10 Gift Bag
This is my 10th project in my 12 Weeks of Christmas series to help you with gift giving and creativity this holiday season. Be sure you subscribe so you are sure not miss any of the fun! 😉
Project #10 is an easy level crafting project.
This project is so easy, you may not ever buy a gift bag again! Seriously, you’ll have this done in less than 5 minutes. You can make many different sizes based on your needs. Here I have made a small gift bag to be used for a piece of jewelry, a few little holiday goodies or even a Christmas ornament. I did a Facebook Live event making this project and you can watch it here. While you are there, be sure to Like my Facebook page for more fun, tips and tricks.
For this size bag, I used two pieces of 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper. In my Facebook Live, I used the All is Bright Designer Series Paper because it is one of my favorites and oh, so festive. In the second bag, I used Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper. Each piece is scored exactly the same at 1-1/2″ on three sides and 1″ on the last side. Please note that if you have a pattern on your paper, you will need to pay attention to which side you are scoring the 1″ side, because that will be your fold over section and you won’t want it sideways or upside down. Santa definitely wouldn’t be happy with your elf-ing skills! 😉
Then on just one piece of you 6″x6″, you will cut out the small little squares shown here on this diagram and in the photo. Notice that I have already glued down the 1″ fold over piece so I don’t forget which side of the Designer Series Paper I want as my border pattern. This also helps to remember which way to fold all sides where scored. You can use a Bone Folder to firm up your score lines being careful so you don’t tear your paper.
On the second piece of 6″x6″, only cut from the edge of the paper the the score line as shown in this photo. Be sure NOT to remove the squares on the second piece.
I like using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive because it gives you a little time to make sure everything is straight.
Next, glue the bottom piece with the cut out squares and secure it on the bottom piece of the other one as shown here.
Then glue remaining sides to form the box.
Use the 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch and insert your ribbon, knotting on the inside of the bag. I used 10″ of ribbon for this size bag. Voila! So easy and cute, too. Just makes you want to make one and another. Santa would be proud and take you off his “Naughty” list. 😉
I hope you enjoyed this little gift bag and be sure you sign up to receive my blog posts so you don’t miss any of my remaining projects from the 12 Weeks of Christmas series. Here are the previous projects for my 2018 12 Weeks of Christmas series.
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