Decorate both sides of the paper with your edding pens. Use simple patterns, wavy lines or repeated text such as the word “LOVE” or the name of the person you're giving the gift to. Symbols for special occasions are also suitable, e.g. Christmas trees for Christmas gifts. Remember, only parts of the pattern will be visible when the bag is folded, but if you decorate the paper creatively on both sides your gift bag will be patterned both inside and out. Naturally, you can still add finishing touches after you've finished folding – little hearts, stars or dots, perhaps.
Fold the sheet as described in the following 12 steps. If you wish, punch a hole in the top and tie the bag closed with a pretty ribbon.
Products and materials
- A sheet of paper. For a smaller gift bag (suitable for 3-4 chocolates, for example) A4 size paper is sufficient; for a larger bag, ideal for biscuits, use A3.
- If you want to tie the top of the bag, you'll need a hole punch and a length of narrow ribbon.
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