Dec 17 2014

Quick and Easy Gift Bags Tutorial by Anne Redfern

I don’t know about you but in the run up to Christmas, I run out of time, so I always make a few gift bags to hold small Christmas presents – just in case I forget someone!  This is a style I have been using for years now so it is tried and tested and will make a gift bag that is approx. 5.1/2″ tall and 2″ deep.


I made these bags with papers and die cuts that I had left over after making my Christmas cards – waste not, want not!


Take some lightweight card and cut to 8.1/2″ x 11.1/2″ (A4 for UK crafters is a perfect size) and score as shown.  I used plain white card to show the measurements but patterned card looks amazing too and needs less decoration (as in the two small bags in the first photo!


Turn the card and score at 2″ and then 1″ in from the other side, as shown.


Cut as shown.


Make mountain and valley folds as shown.


Glue the small edge as shown and pin together for a few minutes to ensure the glue is dry.  You can use score tape here but wet glue always seems stronger to me.


Fold in the two ends but do not glue yet.


Fold in the tapered ends to form the base and use wet glue to secure them.  I find it helps to put your hand inside the bag and press it down onto a firm surface.  This ensure that the bag will stand level.  You can if you wish, put a liner in the very bottom of the bag to give it even more strength.


Your bag should now stand up as shown, with the small flap at the top folded over.  If you wish to have a straight bag at the top (as you will see with the reindeer bag) then just omit the score line at the top.


Now, decorate to your heart’s content – for me this is the fun bit!  This bag has a flap, which I have folded over to the back of the bag and I used a set of magnets to keep the flap closed but a decorated clothes peg or paperclip would be fine too.

This bag was made omitting the flap at the top, I simply punched holes in and threaded the ribbon through – very quick and easy!


I made this bag using some larger card (16.1/2 x 11.1/2″  (or A3 Size in the UK) and just made some slight adjustments to the measurements for scoring.  I wanted you to see that if you do have larger card you can make quite a good sized bag.

I hope you feel inspired to make some bags yourself, they do not have to just be for Christmas.  The majority of products used can be purchased from Inspiration Emporium.

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