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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