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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gift Bag Template

Gift Bag Template
Gift Bag Template
Kate Pullen (about.com)
The reason why this gift bag is so adaptable is because the proportions between the sides always remains the same. The front and back of the bag are always twice the width of the sides, whether it is a tiny or large bag. These proportions give a tidy and firm base to the base of the bag. The bag can be made as tall or as short as you like!

Variations
  • Place a crease down the center of either side and fold the top of the bag over to create a bag that is ideal for confetti or small items
  • Punch two holes in the top of the bag at the front and back, threading ribbon or cord through to form handles.
  • Prepare a few undecorated bags and store flat. These can quickly be decorated with rubber stamps that are appropriate to the occasion for any last minute gifts!
To Make the Bag Take a piece of paper the required size.

Tip: Before making this bag with good paper, print the template out (click on the image to open the full size version and then right-click on it and choose 'Save image as' to save it to your computer) on scratch paper and practice making the bags first. This is also a good way to try out different stamping and decoration techniques and to practice the placement of stamped images.

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