Monday, June 25, 2012

Wax Paper Gift Bag Tutorial

I was making goodie bags for my daughters birthday.  I really wanted some of those cute wax paper bags that you can buy online.  Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to order them before the party, so I decided to make my own.  These are so versatile and turned out so cute.  I will definitely be doing it again.
Here's a quick "How To", to make your wax paper goodie bags:
Step 1:  Get your roll of wax paper and cut it into long rectangles about 8 inches wide and 16 inches long.  This is variable.  You can make the bag whatever size you need for what you are putting in it.  These are just the measurements I made them.
Step 2:  Fold the wax paper in half so it should now look like a square (mine were about 8 inches by 8 inches).
Step 3:  I decided to stamp a Thank You on the front of each bag.  I used black ink and a cute stamp that had some little butterflies on it.  The stamp will smear if you touch it right away.  I stamped mine and let them dry overnight.  They didn't smear after it dried.  So stamp all of your bags.
Step 4:  After letting your stamps dry, take the bag and sew a straight line along 3 sides of the bag.  You could use different color thread, whatever you want.
Step 5:  Fill up your bag with whatever you want.
Step 6:  Sew across the  top of the bag so it is now sealed on all sides. 
 That's it!  You've got an adorable, custom made, wax paper goodie bag!

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1 comment:

  1. These are so very cute! Any alternative to sewing???

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