Flap Over Gift Bag

Hi everyone and happy Monday.

To kick start the week I have this pretty Flap Over Gift Bag.

Flap Over Gift Bag

I adore this, it’s similar to the Satchel Style Gift Bag I shared last month but this time I’ve made the box bigger extended the closure and added some decorative hardware.

The pattern paper I used is from the gorgeous  ‘A Touch Of Romance’ paper pack by The Paper Tree and is available from Craft Stash here.

The Paper Tree 'A Touch of Romance' Paper Pack

These metal rings are actually curtain rings, I picked them up from a charity shop for £1.

I’m pretty sure a lot of you will have something similar lying around, but please don’t go removing them from your actual curtains!!! hahaha

Mine were approximately 1.1/2″ diameter and I’ve found lots online here.

Flap Over Gift Bag

The die I used is by Gina Marie, it’s an old one and I can’t find it available online.


The butterflies I used are from The Works (I think!) they may be from Poundland.

Flap Over Gift Bag

The box is really big inside and a good project on its own. It measures 3″, 8.1/2 x 5.1/2

Flap Over Gift Bag

To make this gift bag you will need…

1 piece of 8.1/2 x 12″ pattern paper for the closure.

2 pieces of 12″ x 12″ cardstock for the box.

Score both pieces along one side at 1/2″ & 9″ then rotate and score at 3″, 8.1/2 & 11.1/2

1 piece of 2″ x 8.1/2 cream cardstock to reinforce the flap.

Score along the 2″ side at 1″

2 pieces of cardstock to attach the metal rings.

Velcro dots, mine are the strong 20mm ones from the Dot & Dab range available here.

The cream cardstock I used is from the Dovecraft Premium Textured Cardstock available here.

Check out my full tutorial below.

Flap Over Gift Bag

I love how everything matches yet it’s all from different companies.

Flap Over Gift Bag

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a great week



5 thoughts on “Flap Over Gift Bag

  1. This is a cute bag Sam. I do love the papers as well. Great choice. TYFS

  2. Just beautiful. Can I ask what type of rings they are and where you got them? Oh and do I need any special tool to apply the ribbon to the ring?

  3. Hi Lilian, they are Curtain rings and they are linked in this blog post and mentioned in the video. You just tread the ribbon through the ring as I do in the video. Glad you like it.

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