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Fold a newspaper gift bag.

Posted by PlaidCrafter from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See PlaidCrafter's 107 projects »
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  • How to make a gift bag. Newspaper Gift Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    First I needed a piece of paper and for my first shot out I thought I'd use some recycled newspaper paper. This page with a photo of barbed wire was very cool.

  • How to make a gift bag. Newspaper Gift Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    I trimmed the page down to just the photo.

  • How to make a gift bag. Newspaper Gift Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold over the width you want your bag to be.

  • How to make a gift bag. Newspaper Gift Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then fold the opposite side over so it overlaps, in this case about 1/4 of an inch but depending on the size of your bag it could be more or less.

  • How to make a gift bag. Newspaper Gift Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue the wide side over the short side.

  • How to make a gift bag. Newspaper Gift Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Valley fold the two small sides.

  • How to make a gift bag. Newspaper Gift Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold one of the bottom corners up to get a rough idea how wide the bottom of your bag will be and then fold the bottom of the bag up about 1/4 of an inch past this point to get the bottom fold of the bag.

  • How to make a gift bag. Newspaper Gift Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then fold the bottom of the bag like you fold the side of a present. Glue the triangle areas and the long flaps.

    And here you have it:

    And if you are wondering what the little closure is on top? It is a beer bottle cap pinched and folded in half.

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Brikena T.
Brikena T.
Hi,
My ICT GCSE Coursework concerns Upcycling. I must put together a profile of possible Upcycling demos, fundraising activities and refreshments for the event. With your permission, I would appreciate being able to use your step to step guide in my project. It is for Coursework purposes only and therefore will not actually be used in a real Upcycling event.
If you are able to reply quickly I would be very grateful. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks
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Melody N.
Melody N.
Very creative! Happy
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