How to Make an Easy Handmade Paper Gift Bag?

Paper gift bags are eco-friendly and hence everyone is promoting the use of paper bags. It can be a great gift box too for gifting small items in it. There are several occasions in which you need gift boxes to gift sweets, chocolates, and other items to your near and dear ones. You mostly purchase the same from the markets. However, very attractive handmade paper gift bag and box can be made at home itself. Below we shall make one such simple yet decorative gift box.

Handmade Paper Gift Bag

Things Required

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  • Colour sheet
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Cutter
  • Decorative pearl laces and pearls
  • Scissors

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Step by Step Procedure to Make Handmade Paper Gift Bag

Step 1-

Take the colour sheet. With the help of a ruler measure the width as 11.5cm and mark the same with a pencil. Now fold the sheet from the marked area.

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Step 2-

Mark the dimensions on the sheet with the help of a pencil. Draw the geometric figures only on the folded portion of the sheet. Please check below for the markings. This is how the sheet will look after all the dimensions are drawn on the same.

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Step 3-

Now cut along the marked areas with the help of scissors. Use a cutter to cut the petal shaped objects.

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Step 4-

From the lower edge of the petal shape draw vertical lines. Draw as many lines as the number of petals present on the sheet. Use a cutter to rub on the surface of these lines. Do not cut these lines. This process is only to make the folds easier and get the perfect folds.

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Step 5-

Draw scalp shape on the top edge of the petals and cut it uniformly. From the center of the scalp make marking and use a cutter to smoothly run on it. Now fold the center of the scalp.

Step 6-

Join the two ends of the paper with the help of the glue stick. Also seal the bottom ends of the box and make the box stand on its base.

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Step 7-

Now use the decorative pearl places to fix on the hexagonal cylindrical surface. Paste the artificial pearls on the top edge of the box to give it an attractive look.

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Step 8-

You can place some chocolates or small gift items inside the box. Now to seal the mouth of the box, use a decorative lace. Tie this lace on around the neck of the box.

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Your decorative paper gift box is now ready. You can use colour sheet of your choice. It is easy to make and the materials used are readily available, therefore it serves as a perfect gifting item. Make several gift boxes and present them to your relatives and guests. You can use your own imagination and creativity to decorate these boxes.

Have a look at this step by step video tutorial for making an easy handmade paper gift bag.

DIY Paper Basket : How to Make Easy Accordion Paper Basket for Chocolates!

Chocolates are the favourite of all. Our mouth starts watering when we hear the name chocolates. It serves as a perfect sweet option during Diwali or Christmas. Children are especially fond of it and love to savour it. It would be even better and attract more if the chocolates are presented in decorative baskets. It suits the occasion and the curiosity increases. Considering all these facts, we will show you how to make an easy DIY paper basket for chocolates which can also be used for gifting purpose.

Accordion DIY Paper Basket

Let’s see the step by step tutorial on how to make an easy accordion DIY paper basket for chocolates!

Things Needed

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  • Cardboard
  • Colour papers
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun
  • Decorative pearls
  • White paper
  • Golden pearls
  • Glue stick

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Procedure To Make DIY Paper Basket

Step 1

  • Take a colour paper sheet and fold it into two equal halves.
  • Cut along the folded portion.
  • We need 6 such pieces.
  • Fold each piece into small strips in either direction to form an accordion.
  • Make 6 such accordion pieces.

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  • Paste each piece end to end and repeat this process for all the six pieces.
  • Paste the two ends of the accordion sheet to form a circle.

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Step 2

  • Take a cardboard and cut out a circle from it.
  • Take the same colour paper sheet and draw an outline using the cardboard circle piece.
  • Cut the outer portion of the sheet into small pieces from the base of the circle till the edges.
  • Paste the cardboard on the circular sheet and use the cut out portions to cover the backside of the cardboard.

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  • Give the circular accordion a basket shape with your hand.
  • Paste the basket on the circular cardboard. It forms the base of the basket.

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Step 3

  • To make the handle of the basket, use a thin cardboard strip measuring 2cm in diameter.
  • Cut out 2 colour paper strips measuring 4 cm in diameter.
  • Paste the 2 strips end to end and use it to wrap the cardboard strip.
  • On the inner side of the cardboard strip paste another colour paper sheet and wrap it completely.
  • Use glue and stick the handle at both sides of the basket.

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Step 4

  • We will now prepare decorative flowers to decorate the basket.
  • With a ruler, measure 4.5*4.5 cm dimension on a white paper sheet and cut it out.
  • In a similar manner, measure 5.5*5.5 cm dimension and cut the paper sheet.
  • We need 9 such pieces of the smaller dimension and 3 pieces of the higher dimension.

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  • Fold these pieces twice from the centre.
  • Fold it in a triangle shape and draw a leaf shape on the pieces.
  • Cut along the leaf shape and open the folded pieces to get a paper flower.

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  • Paste the flowers on the handle of the baskets, the larger ones forming the base of the handle.
  • Similarly, fold the paper flowers into two halves and paste them at the bottom of the basket.

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Step 5

  • It is now time to decorate the basket.
  • Use decorative pearls and stick them on the flowers.
  • Similarly, use golden pearls on the outer and inner base of the cardboard for decoration.
  • Stick the decorative pearls on the accordion basket on both the outer and inner surface.

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Your accordion basket is now ready to use. You can keep some chocolates inside and gift it to your loved ones. Your near and dear ones will simply love this basket and it is a great craft to showcase your creativity. Hope you enjoyed learning this accordion basket. It is simple and easy to make.

Happy crafting!!