Tuesday, July 19, 2016

When You Need to Wrap a Tiny Gift...or a Large One

Well, I was all ready to do a post on office supply crafts when I ran across this little video on making cute little paper gift bags without any cutting. This would only work for a very small gift, but I like the fact that it's entirely made from paper folding and glue (and some ribbon). And the best part is that this looks like something I'm actually capable of making.

Here's another one with a link to the instructions:
Creating a DIY Paper Gift Bag Step by Step

Along the same lines, here are the instructions to make some larger bags from materials most of us have at home. (Note: the beginning of this is mostly the woman in the video promoting her favorite craft site, so if you want to get right to the instructions, skip ahead to about 1:44).

Having ended up scrounging for wrapping paper at the last minute several times, I love the fact that the first bag she made was from newspaper. I think I can do better than that, but it's nice to know that in a bind, I could come up with the materials to wrap a gift. I always have plenty of ribbon, because years ago when a local craft store was going out of business, I managed to snag a number of large spools of curling ribbon in different colors.

Happy gift bagging! (Is that a term)?

Have a great day!



Laney4 said...

I enjoyed both links immensely. I bought a Red Green jigsaw puzzle (at a thrift shop for 10 cents) awhile ago, and inside was a large poster of Red Green. We know someone who loves Red Green, so NOW I can use that paper to make a gift bag for him. BTW, I used a previous poster (from my own puzzle) to make a gift box (per your Nov/12 blog instructions), and the guy (and his wife) loved it. I also used a Tim Hortons large wall calendar to make a bigger gift box another year (also per your blog).
Thanks so much, Myrna!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I am so glad that you've been able to make use of these instructions! I enjoy watching (and posting) the videos, but it makes it so much better when readers find them useful.