I wanted to present some of my mountain of hand made cards so I made gift bags using a roll of wallpaper (I buy 50p remnant rolls of the more ornate papers when I see them). This is sturdier and more pliable than paper or card.
method: cut a rectangle of paper about 34cm wide by 20 high ie just bigger than A4, this will hold 8 ish A6 cards and envelopes
fold about 3 cm down and towards you to make a cuff with the reverse of the paper showing, then score down over the cuff at 3 cm, 16 cm, 19 cm, 32 cm – all the way to the bottom
then fold under about all the way across about 3 cm from the bottom to make your base
cut up the score lines from the bottom to that last across score line to make the bottom flaps and cut out the tiny rectangle bottom right
fold the score lines to form the bag shape
stick double sided tape on the right hand down strip and bottom flaps to fix bag
punch matching pairs of holes in the cuff front and back, I used an office hole punch which fit inside the bag neatly. Thread ribbon or cord through the holes and tie knots inside the bag to fasten
if needed cut a piece of card to fit inside the bottom to reinforce the base, wallpaper seems strong enough for a light package though
You can pinch the side panels to give the impression of a side gusset and embellish or label as well..
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Never thought of using wallpapers to make gift bags. Thanks for the inspiration
I’d not have thought of this, but wallpaper would be a perfect medium, it’s quite strong and bends well