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Make a Custom Gift Bag out of Scrapbook Paper

DIY Gift Bags DIY Paper Gift Bags Last year one of my designer friends introduced me to this adorable DIY gift bag. It was a version of this bag (to wrap the over sized rubber duck) that got me into round 2 of the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper contest which gave me the opportunity to win. This is now my wrapping “go to” especially when I need to wrap an awkward shape. While at Collage, my neighborhood craft store yesterday, what caught my eye were all of the pretty scrapbook papers with patterns on both sides and decided to use a sampling of these to give you a tutorial on how to make these handy little bags. Of course I added a few extra optional touches to my bags. I trimmed the folded edge with pinking sheers (my new addiction), added eyelets to the holes for the handles using an eyelet setter, and added a punched tag from the extra paper. You will no doubt find other things to make these bags your style. You can change the height of the bag by trimming off a few inches from the top. The bag with the bunting illustration used a full sheet of scrapbook paper. Have fun making these great little gift bags. Thanks Emily for introducing this adorable craft to me so I can share it here. Cheers! ~ Lia

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  1. Here are the gift bags I made using your tutorial! Thanks! http://lyndiprojects.blogspot.com/2014/05/make-your-own-gift-bag.html

  2. hey lia! i am a student in interaction design and i need to do somehow like a prototype to go with my rebranding concept. thank you so much! at last i find your page I’m in <3 with your DIY. do more ya!

    -singapore-

  3. Thank you very much for the tutorial. I have just made three bags to pack candies :-) I will post link to your tutorial on my blog with a photo of my bags :-)

  4. Thanks for this fabulous tutorial! I’m going to use it to make Christmas gift bags for some DIY gifts. You are my new crafty idol, by the way – your blog is gorgeous! You have amazing ideas and your photography is breathtaking.

    • Thank you Christina. I have to admit that I was having gift bag envy looking at your instagram tonight. You are really good at making them so precise! Teach me how you did it. lol

  5. This is an amazing idea I’m making it right now for my best friend thank you so much Lia (love your name by the way it’s awesome and different ) xxx

  6. Very handy, & has a very cool use.

  7. Love this!

  8. Fàcils i molt boniques !!!

  9. This is cute :) Thanks for the tut!

  10. Thank you Lia for this great tutorial! I have heaps of watercolour painted paper from my boys’ art days and I think they will be perfect for this project.

  11. These are awesome Lia!! Now I’ll want to make a bag to go with my cards!..oh wait….that means buying everyone a present…never mind….I’ll just make them for special people lol

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