Friday, February 3, 2012

How to Make Box Bags

I am heading up a service project that needed a basket or bag. I saw a tutorial HERE on how to make a box bag - but the bag was way too small for what we needed. I liked the idea and I made some adjustments to make bigger bags. The problem it posed was that we needed paper that was bigger than 12 inches. I found some fabulous wrapping paper that did the trick. Thin wrapping paper works, but try and find the better quality thicker paper. Here is how you make the box bags:

Choose your size, and make the box bottom.

For the small bag - cut paper that is 6 inches high and 14 inches long.

For the medium bag - cut paper that is 7 inches high and 15 inches long.

For the large bag - cut paper that is 8 inches high and 21 inches long.
* If you want to cut a fancy edge - make the paper 1/2 -1 inch higher*

I have some awesome ladies working with me on this service project. We made 24 large bags. These bags are a little addicting to make.

Have fun with all the possibilities these box bags have to offer!!

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  1. I love these....thanks so much for sharing....I can not wait to try one.

  2. Cute bags and great tutorial -- pinning this!

  3. I am going to try these for my next studio get together.

  4. Sue these look wonderful! What a great idea...sorry I missed your "put together" night!

  5. i featured these adorable bags at my blog today!

  6. Looks like a great way to repurpose cereal boxes, and you could just "wrap" the bottom end to cover the graphics.