Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Altered Gift Bag

Original Bag

In the last post I said that Mum had bought a plain bag for the engagement gift and asked me to alter it, so here it is!

It's cerise pink and I found it very hard to photograph, it's definately not as bright as the photos show.  As the original bag was too tall (the gift was lost inside it!)  I resized it.  Here's a quick tutorial....

Step 1 - Remove the handles and cut 3" off the top of the bag (or however much you want, to make it smaller)













Step 2 - Mark 3 cms down from the top and score across with a bone folder/embossing stylus and ruler, on the back and front.  You could also use the scoring blade on your trimmer.
















Step 3 - Fold along score lines and tuck the top edge in.











Step 4 - Using the cut off piece as a template, mark the position of the holes and punch with a crop-a-dile or hole punch.














Now all that's left is to decorate and add your handles!

I used sizzix dies (again!!) to decorate and some stickles glitter glue for sparkle.

Hope the instructions make sense :)
Thanks for visiting, x

1 comment:

Crafting Clare said...

So simple and so useful - thanks Sarah.