Newspaper Gift Bag

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Newspaper Gift Bag - flower decorationsIt's easy to make a gift bag using any paper including newsprint, brown parcel paper, or gift wrap. If you want to go the eco route then newspaper looks just fine if you add some lovely ribbon, bows, buttons, flowers, raffia, or other colourful embellishments to finish it off.



Newspaper Gift Bag - supplies


  1. Choose a rectangular box such as a food carton or use a thick book the right size for a template for your gift bag.
  2. Wrap a few turns of newspaper around it. Don't wrap it too tight; you will need to be able to remove the paper without tearing it.
  3. Newspaper Gift Bag - wrap paper around a box or book
  4. Secure it with sticky tape.
  5. Newspaper Gift Bag - tape
  6. Fold the ends in at one end as if you are wrapping a gift.
  7. Newspaper Gift Bag - fold up one end as you would a gift
    Newspaper Gift Bag - folding up end

  8. Secure with sticky tape.
  9. Newspaper Gift Bag - end folded
    Newspaper Gift Bag - tape end
  10. Remove the carton.
  11. Newspaper Gift Bag - remove the carton
  12. Place your gift inside.
  13. Newspaper Gift Bag - place gift inside
  14. Fold the top end over twice.
  15. Newspaper Gift Bag - fold top over twice
  16. Make two holes with a hole punch.
  17. Newspaper Gift Bag - punch two holes

  18. Thread your cord or ribbon through the holes and tie the ends in a bow.
  19. Newspaper Gift Bag - thread cord or ribbon through holes
    Newspaper Gift Bag - tie a bow
  20. Add your embellishments.
  21. Newspaper Gift Bag - add embellishments

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

No measuring or marking!Simple n neat.

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