Hey everyone, today I have these unusual Circular Handle gift bags.
I love this simple change and think it gives, what is a standard gift bag a really cool look.
The other great thing with this gift bag is it folds completely flat.
The tassel detail is also a nice touch.
To make these gift bags you will need…
2 pieces of 12″ x 11.1/2 patterned cardstock mine are 200gsm Stargazer paper pack from Simply Creative. I purchased mine from Create & Craft.
One one of your 12″ x 11.1/2 sheets you need to score along the 12″ side at 1/2″ & 4″ then rotate so the 1//2″ tab is at the top and score at 3.1/2 & 5.1/4, then rotate back again so the 1/2″ tab is now on the left-hand side and score at 2.1/4 down to the first score line.
On your other piece of 12″ 11.1/2 you want to follow all the same score lines as above except when you score the 5.1/4 scoreline, instead of scoring all the way down you want to just score to the second scoreline as this will be the front of your gift bag.
Check out my to templates below for a better understanding, as the paper I used in the tutorial doesn’t show up my score lines very well.
1 piece of 2.3/4 x 11″, A4 or 12″ for your tassel.
Score along the 2.3/4 side at 2″
2 pieces of 1″ x 6.1/2 for the loops.
1 piece of 3/8 x 1.3/4 to decorate the tassel.
1 piece of 1/2″ x 1.3/4 to decorate the tassel.
You can use any shape dies for your handles but my circle ones are 4″ & 3.3/4 in diameter.
The Shredding scissors I used to make my tassel are available on eBay.
Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made them.
These 8 x 8 x 3.1/2 bags are a good size to hold many gifts.
Hope you like today’s project and this week I’ve given you lots of ideas for you to make this weekend.