What is with this weather? It should be summer here. One day we are fine and the next we are completely washed away. And when I say washed away, I mean very, very wet. Rain water tank filled to the brim and overflowing wet. And cold. And did I mention wet?
Good for getting those end of school year things done though. This year I made key rings for the teachers of our children to show them our appreciation for all the work they are doing.
To wrap the little presents up in a nice way I used some left over wall paper. Actually, come to think of it, the wall paper isn't left over from anything, I think I just bought it once in a sale at Laura Ashley, thinking I might use it for something and stashed it away in a little corner of the studio. But, the idea is that you could use left over wall paper if you wanted to.
Using the back end of a craft knife and my metal rulers (essential part of craft equipment in my studio, I seem to use them very often for all sorts of projects) I scored some lines in small strips of the wall paper to make nice and crisp folds. Some glue and a few snips for the base of the bag was all it took to make up these small gift bags. With a hole punch I made some holes at the top and threaded through a piece of ribbon. All very easy and with a maximum effect.
If you are interested to make some bags of a similar size, I used the following measurements:
9 cm - score - 3 cm - score - 9 cm - score - 3 cm -score and added a 1 cm strip for the glue.
For the base I just scored another line at 2,5 cm and made small cuts at the corners. Then I halved the side parts (the 3 cm bits) by folding them and glued the whole thing together.
This would of course work for all kinds of sizes; just take a look at what you would like to wrap and adapt your measurements accordingly. Happy giving!
Have a nice (a hopefully sunny) day!