October 12, 2022
Make a gift bag out of wrapping paper!
We love a beautifully wrapped gift, but sometimes you just need a gift bag—whether it’s for an overstuffed teddy bear, a baseball glove, or a sleeve of homemade cookies. No need to go buy something new, you can keep it eco-friendly and Wrappily-cute by fashioning our 100% recyclable and compostable paper into a custom made gift bag using this easy tutorial from @linesacross. (Seriously, we whipped-up the bags pictured here in just a few minutes!)
What you need:
1. Wrappily paper
2. Glue stick or double-sided tape
5. Chipboard or cardboard
6. Twine, yarn, or ribbon
7. A single hole punch
Size: To determine the dimensions of your bag, find a box that comfortably fits your gift item. Use this box to build your bag using this tutorial from @linesacross
Reinforce: These bags are fine as-is for lighter items, but if your gift item weighs over a few pounds you can reinforce your bag in these ways:
- Add structure by cutting out a piece of chipboard or cardboard to place at the bottom of the bag (simply trace the box for the correct size).
- Reinforce the handles by glueing a strip of chipboard or card stock to the inside of the bag where the handles attach.
- Doubling up the paper will help the bag keep it's shape and give it more strength for heavier items.
- Have fun with the handles. In our testing, we experimented with stretches of jute, raffia, sisal, braided yarn, ribbon, even pipe cleaners. They all looked great.
- Kick the entire presentation up a notch by adding an embellishment. Our poinsettia gift toppers or paper holly would really look lovely.
Congratulations! You just created something beautiful and fun. Happy wrapping!
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