Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Paper Bag Album and Tutorial


Hello friends!  Jan here with a mini that's just in time for quick and easy holiday gift giving. It's always fun to have a little brag book in your purse and share it with others. These sweet little Middy Bitty bags are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, one is the polka dot kraft and the other is the stripes kraft. Perfect size for a mini since they're 5"x7.5". I've also used the natural jute string for my bows. The papers are by Simple Stories.
Here's how to make your own:
1.)  Start with 2 Middy Bitty Polka Dot bags and 1 Stripes Kraft Bag.

2.)  Fold the bags in half.

3.)  Sew on the fold.

4.)  Cut a shape that will partially cover the front and the back.

5.)  Glue the shape into place.

6.)  Glue a button on the right side of the shape.

Repeat on the back.

7.)  Decorate inside as desired.
8.)  Using Natural Jute String, make a bow to place on top of the button on the front.
9.)  Take a piece of jute and tie from the inside to the outside and bake a bow.

5 comments :

  1. http://craftsfriendsangels.blogspot.com/2011/12/fridge-magnet.html
    Thanks so much for the inspiration, did not know what i wanted to do, saw this and knew,lol, super tute!!!
    lotsa luv

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  2. Love the idea ! Made several different styles of paper bag books but like this idea. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year All!

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  3. wow! bellissimo!!! Grazie!!

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