Sarah and I are always baking and love to give our home baked goodies to friends. Here is a quick method for a gift bag – perfect for holding a stack of cookies or muffins. (We usually place the cookies in a clear cellophane bag first).
Ikea stock a range of double sided gift wrap which is perfect for this project! If you are after a more durable gift bag – scrap booking paper would make a more professional result.
Find a box that is the size you want for the gift bag. Tissue boxes work well. Cut the paper as if you were wrapping the box. Wrap the paper around the circumference of the box and secure with double sided tape. Ensure you get a crisp edge on each of the four sides of the box.
Fold down the paper at the bottom of the box and secure with tape. Remove the tissue box.
With the front of the gift bag facing you, push the sides inwards and fold.
Fold down the top opening of the bag and punch two holes in the top of the bag. When the gift bag has been filled, thread some ribbon through the holes, and tie to secure.
I have finished sewing my quilt top together and now need to add the borders. I am loving how it is shaping up!
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