Make a Bag from a Paper Envelope
April 17, 2010
When I was putting together the kits for the "Crafty Jewelry" class I'm teaching today at The Ink Pad, I decided that I wanted to put the kit elements (all small little elements) into mini paper bags. However, I didn't have any mini paper bags. So I did what any crafter would do, and decided to make some! I turned an envelope into this:
This is a project (making a bag from a paper envelope) that has been around for ages. I remember seeing it on The Carol Duvall Show years and years ago. Of course, I've made my own adaptations. Here's the step-by-step for you:
STEP ONE: Seal the envelope.
STEP TWO: Use a border punch to cut a decorative edge across the top.
STEP THREE: Score the bottom of the envelope and both sides about three-quarters of the way in.
STEP FOUR: Fold along the score lines.
STEP FIVE: Put your hand in the envelope and flatten the bottom and sides of the bag until there are little triangles at the corners.
STEP SIX: Fold the triangles to the bottom of the bag and glue in place. (I used Glue Dots.)
And you've got a bag!
Super cute! I filled mine with all the parts for the kit, folded the edge, and added a bit of decoration.
So much nicer than getting your kit in a Ziploc baggie, don't you think?
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