Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Making Gift Bags

I have quite a few "Happy" gifts to give this year. You know the kind - tokens of love for friends, family, Sunday school classes, party favors, etc. Wrapping can get expensive, even if the paper, bags, and bows come from the $-Tree. I know this idea isn't new, but I thought I'd share what I'm doing this year.

Take a regular paper bag. (This is a lunch bag. I hope to get some white ones later.)

Measure and mark 4 and 6 inches from the top and draw lines on both sides of the bag.

Gently begin rolling down the top edge all the way around. This is the tricky part. Do it slowly. There may be some tearing, but it shouldn't show when you are finished.

Keep rolling it down until the top edge meets the 4 inch line. Make sure the fold is crisp. (Sorry I didn't get this picture turned around.)

Now do the same thing with your new top edge. This time meet the 6 inch mark.

Decorate any way you want using paints, markers, crayons, whatever! The possibilities are endless! Punch holes and add ribbon handles in the color and style of your choice. A little tissue paper will complete the look.

Aren't they adorable?


KarenW said...

So cute! Another project that I really want to try. Thanks!

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

Great idea, Drewe Llyn! McKenzie would especially love this project. I keep a flat storage container under my bed with gift bags and tissue and ribbon and such. I'll hold this idea in mind for a rainy day project, and she can stock up my storage container!

Julie said...

YES ! they are adorable.. I love them !! A great project to do with my granddaughters.