How to Make Easy Gift Bags – Boxes and Bags

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How to Make Easy Gift Bags - Boxes and Bags
What you’ll make:

On this undertaking, you will note how simple it’s to make reusable present baggage from wrapping paper. With this
easy method, baggage might be customary in simply the correct dimension to your present.
You’ll merely use a stack of books or bins as a kind for the bag’s base. Wrap one finish of the shape
like a field, and take away the shape to disclose your bag!

That is the primary in a collection of craft tasks on gift-wrapping that focuses on
making your individual bins and baggage in quite a lot of sizes and styles.

Associated craft: To see how one can add a sturdy twine
deal with to the highest of a present bag, checkout the
Halloween Trick or Deal with Luggage
craft undertaking.

This is what you want:
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue or tape
  • Stack of books
  • Non-obligatory: Cardboard, ribbon, yarn, gap punch, and reinforcing rings

This undertaking is rated EASY to do.

Methods to Make Straightforward Reward Luggage

Learn all the steps earlier than beginning.
Step 1: Decide Measurement
Determine the size of gift bag needed

Take a look at the present you wish to wrap and estimate the dimensions of the bag you’ll need. You are able to do this by drawing
a rectangle across the present on a chunk of scrap paper after which measuring the present’s peak. Stack books till
the facet of the guide stack is the dimensions of the rectangle you drew or bigger. Chances are you’ll have to make two or
extra stacks of books side-by-side in case your present is giant.

This stack of books can be used as a kind to create the bag. You may as well use a field or a stack of
bins as a kind.

Step 2: Minimize Wrapping Paper
Cut a wrapping paper to size

Minimize a sheet of wrapping paper to make use of in making the bag. In a single
path, the paper ought to be the specified peak of the bag plus 3/Four of
the bag’s depth, plus 1 inch additional (2 cm). In different phrases, the paper
measurements ought to be the peak of the bag plus sufficient paper to fold
over the top of the stack of books, plus 1 inch.
Within the different
path, the paper ought to wrap across the stack of books, with 1/2 inch
additional (1 cm) for overlap.

Step 3: Fold Prime Edge
Fold over 1 inch and glue in place

Place the wrapping paper proper facet down. Fold again 1 inch (2 cm) alongside the highest edge, crease, and
glue in place.

Step 4: Books on Paper
Place stack of books on wrapping paper

With the wrapping paper proper facet down, place the stack of books in
the middle of the paper close to the underside edge. Make sure that the stack sits
above the underside edge by about 3/Four of the stack’s peak.

Step 5: Wrap and Glue
Wrap paper round books and glue or tape

Wrap the paper across the stack and safe the seam with glue or tape. Make sure that the highest edge meets evenly on the seam.

Watch out to not wrap too tightly, or will probably be troublesome to take away the stack of books from the bag.

Step 6: Kind Bag’s Base
Fold paper over books to form bag base

Make the bag’s base by folding the paper over one finish of the stack of books like you’re wrapping a field. Run
your fingers down every fringe of the stack to crease the bag’s corners. Take away the stack of books from the bag.

Step 7: Fold Gusset (non-obligatory)
Fold a gusset in the bag

To make gusseted (pleated) sides on the bag, pinch the edges of the bag collectively and crease down
the center of the facet. Do that on each side of the bag.

You might also fold the underside of the bag up and crease it flat—like a grocery bag. This may permit the bag to
be saved flat.

Step 8: Ending Touches (non-obligatory)
Gift bag with Scottie dog decorations and handle
  • Make the bag stronger by reinforcing the underside with a chunk of cardboard lower to dimension
    and positioned within the backside of the bag.
  • So as to add a ribbon to tie the bag closed, punch two holes within the prime
    of the bag, whereas holding the entrance and the again collectively. Thread ribbon via the
    holes. Make the holes stronger by including pocket book reinforcing
    Tip: For a means so as to add sturdy handles, see
    Halloween Trick or Deal with Luggage

    craft undertaking.
Gift bag with flower decorations and handle

  • In the event you used solid-colored wrapping paper, chances are you’ll wish to enhance
    the bag. You possibly can coloration it, stamp it, or apply paper cuts. Make your
    personal paper cuts, or print one in every of these Scottie canine or flower appliqué sheets.
    For extra paper lower sheets and how one can use them, see the
    Easy Paper Slicing

    craft undertaking.

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