Download my gift bag template and make cute goody-bags like this one. It's the perfect size for holding small gifts like candies, soaps or bath-salts.
You can use different colors of paper to make gift bags suitable for all occasions. Here are a couple that my mom and I made. I think my favorite is the swirly flower pattern on the right - so pretty!
(By the way, I also have other bag and box designs that you might like to check out.)
To make your gift bags, the only equipment you'll need is:
Download this free printable gift bag template (pdf format).
Print the template onto a piece of patterned paper.
If your paper has a patterned side and a blank side, then make sure you print onto the blanks side! The blank side will be the inside of the bag, so all the printed lines will be hidden.
Once you've printed the template, follow the instructions below...
Cut along all the solid lines. Then, score along the dotted lines with a butter knife and a ruler. This helps the paper fold along the dotted lines more easily.
Fold up the template into a tube like this. Put glue or double sided tape on the side-tab to hold it together.
Now fold in all the tabs on the base of the bag. Use glue or double sided tape to hold the last tab in place.
To hold the bag closed, there's a little tab that goes into a slot like this:
Congratulations on finishing your gift bag! Now you can fill it with candy or a gift! I've found that this bag is a perfect size to fit a small bag of homemade bath salts.
How did your bag turn out? I hope you found my gift bag template & instructions clear. If you have any comments or suggestions or just want to say hi, please contact me with this handy form. If you'd like to share a photo of your bag, you can upload it here.
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