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More Gift Bags
 

If you check the project, “Favor-sized Vellum Bag”, you will see how easy it is to make a gift bag – with no measurements to remember! Using the same process, here are some more gift bags, these are made from legal-sized paper (the 8.5” x 14” ones). They are just the right size for a music CD, cookies, or any medium-sized gift item!

 Picture - More Gift Bags

Materials:

  • 1 sheet of legal-sized paper (8.5” x 14”)
  • graphics/stamps/embellishments of your choice
  • a strip of scrap paper, the width of which is how wide you want the sides of the bag to be; for the ones pictured above, I used a 2-inch wide (approximately, because I just eyeballed it, LOL!) piece of scrap paper
  • depending on how you will close the top of the bag, scraps of cardstock, ribbon, eyelets/brads

Instructions:

  1. Using the legal-sized paper, make the fold lines according to the photo instructions outlined in Favor-sized Vellum Bag project.
  2. Before gluing the sides and bottom, decorate the front panel (whatever you determine to be the front panel) with printed graphics, stamps, etc. The ones pictured above used images from Snookie.
  3. If you want to put handles, first reinforce the top of the front and back panels with a piece of cardstock (as wide as the panels and about an inch long), punch holes then attach the handles (believe me, it is such a pain to punch holes and attach the handles after the bag has been assembled). I used two strips of cardstock measuring 7” x ½” for the handles.
  4. If you want to put a bag topper (like the one pictured on the left), cut a piece of coordinating cardstock, as wide as the front panel and about 3.5” long. Use a border punch to decorate the edges. Score and fold in the middle then staple to the top of the bag.
  5. If you want to tie a bow on top of the bag, reinforce the top of the front and back panels with a piece of cardstock (as wide as the panels and about an inch long), punch holes then thread coordinating ribbon (or a strip of fabric) into the holes. Tie into a bow, and then trim the ends.





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