How to make a gorgeous gift bag…

I can’t quite believe that December is just around the corner, and seeing as it is the time for gift giving, I am bringing you a series of small gifts just perfect for friends and loved ones, kicking things off by showing you how to make a gorgeous gift bag. I have filled mine with a whole bag of chocolate limes, but you can fill this bag with whatever you want to!

A picture of a handmade gift bad with a poinsettia in pink and orange, demonstrating how to make a gorgeous gift bag.

To make this gift bag you will need a whole sheet of A4 cardstock in a colour of your choice. I have used Soft Succulent here as it co-ordinates with the Eden’s Garden DSP that I have used.

Cut your cardstock down to 20cm x 28.5cm and then score on the long side at 9cm, 13.5cm, 22.5cm and 27.5cm. Score it on the short side at 1.5cm and 15.5cm and then fold and burnish all of the score lines.

A diagramatic picture showing how to make a gorgeous gift bag

Cut off the two smallest rectangular sections on the right hand side and the two smaller top rectangles too (as shown in the diagram above) and then cut up the bottom score lines to create 4 tabs.

Put some adhesive on the right hand flap and then glue it to the largest left hand section of the bag to create the body. All you need to do then is to glue the bottom flaps closed and you have created your gift bag.

To close the bag, gently press in the sides until the top closes nicely, and then punch holes in the top flaps for the ribbon to go through. The ribbon is what will keep the bag closed.

A picture of a handmade gift bad with a poinsettia in pink and orange, demonstrating how to make a gorgeous gift bag.

To decorate the bag, take a sheet of Designer Series Paper of your choice and cut it to 8.5cm x 13cm. This will fit perfectly onto the front of the bag, and then the rest of the decoration is largely up to you.

I used another strip of DSP (2.5cm x 8.5cm), a bit of matching ribbon and some hand stamped, coloured and fussy cut poinsettias, leaves and sprigs. I coloured these in using Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen and Soft Seafoam.

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