Saturday, 26 October 2013

Altered Paper Bag - Gift Bags

Hello everyone, this week I am back to share with you all a couple of altered paper bags.  These were such a quick and easy project to do and to top it off they make a great way to give a gift.
These little bags measure 4" wide x 7" long and are available in the scrap booking section in Kmart.
Once again I have only got pics of the finished bags.  I have used up a lot of the leftovers from last weeks mini album and a few sheets from the Gingerbread 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper pad.
I have sealed the bag with some soft vintage red seam binding that I have threaded through two punched holes.  I created a curved flap with my scallop edged scissors. I have tucked the flap behind one of the Collectables round tags.
 Here is a close up of the tag.  I added some Chrystalline Kindyglitz to the bells and then sealed it all with a good coat of glossy accents.  I wanted to make it a little stronger and sturdier to hold the flap in place. I then added one of the tags from the tag sheet to the back of the bag.

 I have decorated the Kraft coloured bag much the same way.  I have added some ribbon and lace to the front.  I layered up two tags from the collection.  I added some more glitter and glossy accents before adhering it to the bag. Again,  I have tucked the flap under the tags.

I made a simple dangling charm for each bag using some pearl beads and Christmas charms from my stash.  I then attached each of these to a double sided gift tag and attached them to the bag with some bakers twine.

 Well everybody, that is my project for this week.  I hope I have inspired you to create some simple gift bags this Christmas.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Gorgeous little gift bags Kimi!! Absolutely love them. Great idea too!! You know of course that I'm going to scrap lift them!! hehe! I need some small bags for Christmas goodies and something like this would be ideal!! Thanks so much for sharing it!! ox

  2. Hi Kimi, love this idea for christmas giving. They are beautiful. Will be putting these on my to do list. Hugs Kerry x

  3. genial! me encanta como te quedaron,son preciosas

  4. fabulous Kimi. I've bought some of the white bags from K-Mart, most impressed with the price and they certainly look awesome all decorated up here.

  5. Awesome!

    Thank you for sharing!