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Out of Gift Bags?! Use Wrapping Paper!

by Margaret Daley | December 20, 2017

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Use the gift to determine the size of paper needed. The larger the gift, the taller (deeper) the size needs to be. Also, heavier-weight paper works better than thin.

Step 1: Fold paper in half, overlapping edges, and adhere together.

Step 2: This is the part where the size of the bag is determined. Fold up enough of the lower edge to accommodate the gift.

Step 3: Fold each corner to the first fold line. Flip over and fold each corner to the first fold line again.

Step 4: Open up the bottom of the bag.

Step 5: Fold the top and bottom edges to meet in the middle, slightly overlapping edges, and adhere.

Optional Step: To create a clean look and make the bottom sturdier, adhere a small rectangle of paper to the bottom of the bag. Close the top of the bag by folding it over towards the back, tie a ribbon or use a paper doily. Or leave it open and fill it with tissue paper.

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