|party bags ready to go ... and be filled!|
the instructions are available from many different blogs but the ones i liked the most (because they were the easiest) were on lines across by rachel. it was a super clear tutorial and was matched with perfect photos so you knew exactly what you were supposed to be doing :) the instructions link is also pinned to my gift wrapping and gift ideas board on pinterest.
tracy gave me the girls favourite colours in gift wrap to make the bags with and i used some ribbon as the handles. i did double the gift wrap so they were beautifully coloured inside and out and use a combination of double sided tape and glue to hold all the folds together. i punched the handle holes with a hole punch and then double knotted the ribbon on the inside.
|chose a box that is about the same size as the gift bag you want to create, then wrap the box around its middle and secure|
|then wrap the bottom of the box as if you were for a present|
|take the box out and whala ... a gift bag is taking shape :)|
|add handles and any decorations you want ... the girls are going to decorate the bags themselves at the party so these are being left plain :)|
outcome: the thing i loved about these little gift bags was, if you could wrap a present half decently you could definitely make these bags!! i love the thought of making heaps of these little beauties in the future for gifts out of scrapbook paper so you can match the bag to the person you are gifting too! well i think they turned out pretty cool for my first attempt, hopefully tracy and miss hayley will think so too :)
my thanks go to rachel at lines across for the awesome instructions she provides for gift bags. it made me look at all the other cool ideas on her boards and i will definitely be back to try more of her tutorials :)