So, this is my second tutorial, and I think I put too many pictures this time. But, it will be that much clearer for my readers. This is a tutorial for a "bagalope." It is a small gift bag made from an envelope perfect for small gift items and gift cards. It is cheap and easy, AND, it only takes 5 minutes to make! Perfect if you are running late.
You will need:
an envelope (I used a 5" x 7" but any size will work)
self-adhesive address labels
embellishments (I used a die cut flower and glitter paint)
First, seal your envelope. That's right. Seal it.
Decorate the sealed envelope on both sides with a stamp and ink pad. If you have time, you could emboss it.
Fold both long sides of the envelope in about one inch. Make the crease very sharp. Repeat on one of the short ends which will ultimately become the bottom of your bag.
Cut the top edge (the remaining short side) off. The more you cut, the shorter and stouter your bag will be.
Pop open your envelope...
And push in all the sides.
This is what it will look like when all sides are pushed in.
Fold the little "tabs" on the bottom in and glue into place.
Your bag will now stand on its own. Yay!
Now, cut two equal lengths of ribbon...about 8-10 inches long. These will be your handles.
Attach each end of each piece of ribbon to its own address label.
Stick the ribbon and address labels to the inside of the bag.
Now, you can glue on any embellishments.
The last think I did was decorate with gliiter paint. I added little "dots" all over on both sides.
Allow to dry and you now have a beautiful custom gift bag!
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