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Homemade Gift Bags

May 28, 2015

I make these little gift bags all the time. They are super quick, I can make them using whatever paper is lying around, and they are recyclable-total winners!

I found these instructions a couple of years ago, and this is my version.

This is what you need:

  • Paper-you can use anything you like. I have used greaseproof in the past, and also a big roll of brown paper we got from the scrapstore, as well as wrapping paper, newspaper, or even a sheet of A4 printer paper (although that makes quite a teeny bag!)
  • Scissors
  • A ruler
  • A darning needle, and some yarn or ribbon

This is what you do:

The original instructions are for A4 paper, but as I said, this makes for quite teeny bags, and limits you on how many biscuits etc you can fit inside.
I make mine bigger, but try to keep the proportions roughly the same width:length as A4. Bascially, make sure you have a rectangle!
I tend to use a ruler and then tear my paper using it, as I am too lazy to draw a straight line and then cut along it…













I then thread my darning needle with whatever yarn I have lying about a suitably complementary colour yarn and thread the yarn through the flaps at the top, and use this to tie the bag shut once it’s filled with something suitably yummy:

The pictures and the text make this look waaaaay harder than it actually is! I can whip one of these up in moments now.
I’m thinking video instructions might be the way to go…!

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