Tuesday, 12 November 2019


Good morning crafting friends

Thank you for your positive comments yesterday.  Fingers crossed everything turns out how it should!

This gift bag is really so easy to make and an excellent size.  I've not used Christmas paper but I would try to use double sided paper, not that it's obligatory, it just looks prettier when the recipient opens the bag

You will need one sheet of 12" x 12" paper, ribbon, double sided tape, score board and any embellishments you may wish to use

 I'm using double sided paper for this gift bag and scored it on the outside so that it would show better on the inside for you

Score at:  4"  53/4"  93/4" and 111/2"

Turn paper a quarter turn and score at:  13/4" and 9"

On the narrowest side, see above picture, on the right, remove the bottom rectangle

Then cut to the first score line on the 3 rectangles at the bottom, as shown above

Turn paper over to the right side and add double sided tape to the narrowest edge, as shown on the left side above

Turn over paper again to add double side tape to one of the largest oblongs at the bottom, as shown above

Remove the backing from the narrowest edge and adhere to the opposite side

The remove the backing from the bottom piece of paper, fold over the longest piece first, then the 2 two and, finally, the remaining piece with the double side tape on it and press firmly

If you hold the gift bag with both hands and press in the top section you will achieve the above look

You can either adhere ribbon to the back, leaving enough length to tie a bow at the front, as shown on the teal bag, or punch two holes right through, and slot the ribbon through

The choice is now yours how you would like to decorate the front

The finished measurement is:  10" h, 4" w and a tad over 11/2" deep

I hope you will try this

June x


  1. Lovely idea, and what a great way to use up some of those 12X12 pieces that are in everyone's stash!!

  2. Hi June these gift bags are gorgeous. I love the papers you have used. What a great way to make use of all those 12 x 12 papers. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. I have loads of 12 x 12 double sided paper so this idea is perfect. Thanks June for such clear instructions too.

  4. it's a great idea and beautiful papers June
    Gr Karin

  5. Looks fab June, will remember this as I make stuff like this for my Craft Club ladies, xxx

  6. Lovely gift bag. It’s a friends birthday this week so might try this bag to put the pressie in. Thank you June.5


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