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How To Make Your Own Gift Bag

Years ago Christmas season used to start as soon as the month’s name got a –ber at its end. This year, the change is conspicuous. The streets seem bare when I was expecting lights of different colors blinking everywhere. I expected Christmas songs being played in malls and stores. There’s none. Maybe it’s the recession. I’d like to think people would have wanted to live up to how-it-used-to-be in preparing for Christmas but couldn’t do it for austerity reasons rather than people had simply outgrown the joys that Christmas brings and reduced it into an empty tradition (crossing fingers here).

Anyway, so here it goes. Christmas is fast approaching and I bet most of us are thinking about how to make gift-giving extra special, and one way of making it beyond the usual is making it personalized or making the gift yourself – or you can wrap it up with something you made! 

This blog post is about making your own gift bags and boxes. I have been making stuffs like this before and came to think of sharing the idea with you guys. This project can be completed within 10 minutes and you might even consider making extra pieces and posting them on line for sale.

Please share with us your finished projects by posting photos of your finished projects and perhaps throw us a few lines on how you enjoyed doing them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So how did I make this gift bag? Here’ how…

First you need the following materials:

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 1:

Sketch the pattern of the gift bag as illustrated in the picture. The broken lines indicates that you need to fold those parts, solid lines are to be cut.

 

 

 

STEP 2:

Fold the sides from the inside out, flatten the folded part with a ruler or any level edged stuff. Fold it again the other way to ensure the sides of your bag are in place.

 

 

 

STEP 3:

 

 

 

 

 

Glue it up. 🙂

 

STEP 4:

 

 

 

Accessorize. In this project, I used a beaded lace from an old mask and attached it to one of the sides of the bag.
It’s easy and definitely fun to do!

 

 

Consider visiting the sites below for more templates on these kinds of projects. Enjoy gift-giving and wrapping them up with your creativity and affection.

 

Happy holidays everyone! 🙂

Helpful sites:

http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/gift-bag-templates.html

http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/templates.htm

http://papercraftinspirations.themakingspot.com/blog/gift-box-template-to-download-from-issue-59

Sharing the Good Life!

Hi! This is my first blog here on WordPress. I’ve thought of devoting a blog site that focuses to what I love, which would also be of interest to other readers like you. Then the idea of lumping altogether my hobbies into one general topic came across my mind. I used to craft gifts out of my hobbies and the feeling was fulfilling both in my part and that of the recipients. So, I decided to start sharing my thoughts and ideas on creating highly personalized gifts with you.

A Sister's Love

My youngest sister, CJ's greetings on Valentine's Day

Certainly, giving is an essential element of a happy life. While it feels good to receive, it is equally fulfilling being able to share our blessings to other people in any form. It is even more heartwarming to tell people how much we care for them in ways other than saying the words. This blog will be all about sharing our heart with the people in our lives through little gifts of love. I will be posting gift ideas for different occasions then. I will also be featuring websites that offer heartwarming giftables and gift ideas, even videos on how to design and craft your very own gifts. 

Who says finding the right gift for someone is that hard? All it takes is the spirit to give and a bit of imagination and creativity. I will do my best to share with you worth-trying ideas that would give you the chance to play with materials and methods to help you come up with your own personalized and customized giftables. Enjoy browsing through my blogs. Everyday is just as perfect as any day for giving gifts of love!