January 22 Paper Pumpkin Alternative – Gift Bag

Necessity and mothers of invention…you know the phrase. My toddler needs little treat bags for his classmates for the big Valentine’s Day bash they’re having and I toyed with a lot of ideas. I finally came up with this.

Take a look at the step-by-step pics below to recreate this box. Extra supplies needed include a 2 1/2″ x 8″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (scored at 4″ along the 8″ side and 1/4″ and 2 1/4″ along the 2 1/2″ side), 2 6″ pieces of ribbon, a hole punch and some Tear & Tape.

First, deconstruct the heart card – cut each card into 3 hearts and then each heart as shown below:

Because each heart will have a flat edge after being cut, I simply lined up a rule at the top of that part, put a tick mark on either side of the heart, and connected it down with a pencil line to the heart’s point to make cutting easier.

For the cardstock strip:

I adhered Tear N Tape along the 1/4″ sections, burnished the scores, then notched out a portion:

I removed the adhesive backing and affixed two hearts to one 4-inch side of the cardstock strip then removed the other backing and completed the bag.

You can leave as is – I used a hole punch before adhering the hearts to allow for a ribbon tag – but these would be cute on their side too. You can make the bag/box as large as you want by making that cardstock strip wider.

Here are some other views:

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Happy crafting!

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