Gift Bag Week, Project Number 6

I made these very large gift bags a few months ago and thought they would be perfect to feature again this week. I’ve  changed these ones slightly by making them fold flat and they have a closure.


These bags are great to make with left over 12 x 12 scrapbook papers.

My papers used are by a Chinese brand Eno Greetings, I put all the details in my blog a few days ago, Project 4 of my Gift Bag week if you want to check it out but unfortunately I cant find them available to buy online.

These bags measure 12 x 8 x 4 so super big and perfect for Christmas presents, plus with them folding flat you can make them now and store away for later.


To make these gift bags you will need…

2 pieces of 12 x 12 card stock.

Score along one piece at 4′ and then the other piece at 4 & 6 ‘

2 pieces of card for the sides 6 x 12 or 6 x 11 5/8 in case you don’t want to use up all your 12 x 12 card.

Score along the 6′ side at 1′ & 5′

Score along the 12 or 11.5/8 side at 6′ & 8′ then rotate back onto 6′ side and score at 3 down to the 6′ score line. You will need to watch the video below as there is some more detailed scoring which is to long winded to write down but easy to do.

4 x 6 card for closure, score along 6′ side at 3′

2 pieces of 15′ ribbon for handles

4 brads to hold to ribbon in place.

My Happy Birthday sentiment is by Tattered Lace

Here’s the video to my other similar Very Large Gift Bags.

Happy crafting guys.



2 thoughts on “Gift Bag Week, Project Number 6

  1. nice size bag Sam, made a few. plan to make each bag, for each person more detailed for then. ie: Daughter loves her car. so buying bits here n there. n plan bag full od bits. Grandaughter shes 6. and lives in Manchester. so i buy bits weneva….. and put them in a “bag” on back of ceaftroom door. so wenevawe see her or bag fills up i post/give as a treat. i also make a voucher book. n kids love em. treat to McD’s, pictures etc. park. swimming. cuddles n stories. only one per visit. in process of doin for other daughter shes 22. so. night off dishwasher etc. hand back dog walk. takeaway night. boyfriend stay over. all good fun . n mine for hubby. PRIVATE. obviously night free hoovering of course…………. waffled on too much. KEEP UP YOUR GR8 WORK SAM.

  2. Hey Kathryn, thanks for your lovely message. Really nice to hear that you are enjoying my projects and that I’m able to inspire you. You sound very organised and generous with all the goodies you buy for family friends which will all be perfectly gifted in beautiful bags and boxes from the sounds of it. Enjoy Sam x

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