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The first large rectangle will be used as a stabilizer for the inside bottom of the gift bag.
The two skinny lengths you cut from the second rectangle will be used to reinforce the handles of the bag.
To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.Step Twelve: Place the larger rectangular piece of cardboard into the bag, glue-side-down, to stabilize the bottom of the bag.For finishing touches, I cut out red hearts from cardstock, punched a hole in each, and strung the ribbons through the heart tags before knotting the ribbons onto the gift bags.EU Data Subject Requests.Step Ten: Put glue on one side of your cardboard or cardstock pieces that you cut out in step two.You can recrease it later, but it's a good idea to get properly placed creases set in at this point while the box is still inside.Ribbon or rope, optional Supplies: Painter's masking tape, non-corrugated cardboard (You may also use cardstock, but chipboard is too thick.).Then I push down those triangular flaps and glue then into place, making sure to only put glue where the paper touches paper, not the box inside.Sometimes before a party, you can find me scurrying around our house in a tizzy because I forgot to buy wrapping supplies for a gift that I'm supposed to be taking with me!Pencil, paint, round foam paint dabbers, you may be wondering why this project involves boxes if the point of making a gift bag is to wrap a gift when you don't have a properly sized box handy.
Everyone can get really creative with how he or she decorates each bag. .
If you're having trouble getting the glue stick to hold the paper, you can use painter's tape to hold it in place until the glue sets.
Of course, you can always go out and buy gift bags at the store, but nothing beats a handmade wrapping job!Mandi Credits / Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson).Step Thirteen: Punch two evenly spaced holes in the top of your bag, being careful not to punch a hole into the creased sides of the bag.Step Four: On one side of the cut-out wrapping paper, fold down about two inches of the edge of the wrapping paper and make a crease with the edge of your thumb.These little gift bags would be fun to make during a craft fireside furniture gift shop night with friends.