Unusual Gift Boxes & Bags

HUGE!!! Pinata Style Gift Bags

Hi everyone, It’s been a hectic week and I’m now finding time to catch up on my blogs.

Yesterday I shared these very large, fun, Pinata Style Gift Bags

Huge "Pinata" Style Gift Bag

These are whoppers and are the whole size of a piece of A4 cardstock, 8.1/4 x 11.3/4.

I love making good size gift bags so I don’t have to buy the ones in the shops. This is a deconstructed one with a separate base, making this a very strong bag, which will hold wine or some beers.

Huge "Pinata" Style Gift Bag

I love the tassel trim on the front, it really makes the bag stand out and it’s fun to touch!

Huge "Pinata" Style Gift Bag

So much detail!

As always I like my gift bags to fold flat, and this is no exception.

Huge "Pinata" Style Gift Bag

I used the awesome First Edition “Fiesta Fever” papers, and it was the Mexican theme running through the papers that inspired me to do the “Pinata” tassel trims.


First Edition "Fiesta Fever" papers

To make these you will need…

2 pieces of A4 cardstock. You can use any size cardstock to make this gift bag, but I recommend you watch my tutorial first for further information.

Score one of the A4 sheets along the longest side at 2″ only if you want the gift bag to fold flat.

2 pieces of 5″ x 11.3/4 A4 length.

Score along the long side at 2″

Score along the short side at 1/2″ & 4.1/2, if you want it to fold flat then you need to also score at 2.1/2 down to the first score line.

1 piece of 5″ x 9.1/4 card stock for you’re base.

Score on all 4 sides at 1/2″

Approximately 17 strips of 2″ x 8.1/4 pattern paper to create your Pinata effect on the front.

2 strips of 1/2″ x 8.1/4 optional to finish off the top.

Gift tag and ribbon for handles.

To create the tassels I use my vegetable scissors, this makes the process a lot easier and quicker. These are available from Amazon.

Vegetable Scissors!!! Perfect for making tassels.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made them.

I re-use any fancy handles from shopping bags I have, these golden ones worked perfectly. I also used my eyelets and pliers to give the gift bags a more finished, shop brought look.

Huge "Pinata" Style Gift Bag

I really enjoyed making the tassel trim and love the texture it gives.

Huge "Pinata" Style Gift Bag

Thank you for popping by, and I hope you enjoyed this gift bag project from me today.

Happy crafting.



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