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Time
15 mins

Lots of Paper Bags to Make
With just paper and double-sided tape, it’s surprisingly easy to make a paper bag or packet. This paper bag with a base is made so well it looks just like something from a store! Try using recycled wrapping paper, attractive printed materials or photocopied fabric to create original paper bags.

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  • How to make a gift bag. Paper Bags - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold in 3⁄8 in (1cm) of right edge of paper to create a narrow margin fold.

  • How to make a gift bag. Paper Bags - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold in right side of paper along the width, bringing it to the center. Stick double- sided tape to margin fold.

  • How to make a gift bag. Paper Bags - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold in left side along the width of paper to overlap by 3⁄8 in (1cm) at center. Fold over right side and stick down.

  • How to make a gift bag. Paper Bags - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold up bottom edge by 3⁄8 in (1cm).

  • How to make a gift bag. Paper Bags - Step 5
    Step 5

    Trim off the corners of the flap and the inner edge of the flap (the side that will stick to the body of the packet).

  • How to make a gift bag. Paper Bags - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach double-sided tape to entire flap. Fold over and stick into place.

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