Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Newspaper Gift Bag

Good morning all ! Here is an other repurposing project. It's one of simpler and repurposing your old news paper. I love the idea of using the old Newspaper instead of a new paper, as we are recycling and repurposing the paper. It's a very simple project  and doesn't take much time and can be done in desirable size. Here I have made a small 5' size bag. I found this  in a blog and loved it .

Pick a thick paper or 2 sheets of paper so it's sturdy enough to carry the gift inside. Even magazine sheets works well too, or you can mix and match with one sheet Newspaper and one of magazine paper.

Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. If your paper has a fold already then align it with one of the folds  we need to do unless you dont mind to have a fold somewhere else on the bag. Cut the paper and align the one which needs to be outside the bag.

Fold a flap which is 1.25" down from the top.Fold a 2"  Flap from the top so the bag is 4.5" wide and 3" wide on the sides and 0.5" in the end so you get to close the bag and attach it.

Cut 2 pieces of cardboard which is 4.25"x1" and stick them on top of widest side so the bag so it stays stiff. Now stick the 0.5" to the otherside and get the shape of the bag. Now fold the ends down and stick it with a glue stick . Now u have a shape of the bag , cut a 4x2.5" cardboard and stick it to the bottom so it stands where u keep it. Punch some holes on the top and insert the lace/ thread as a handle. Wallah the bag is ready. Wasn't that easy!

After doing this project I realized I didn't take step-by-step photos to help u all more. So from my next project u will see step wise photos . So have fun and get making this now.