I am always try to think of ways to package items to make them as special as the gift inside.
So , Here is the gift bag I purchased at one of the local Dollar stores, and added some prim touches to.
HINT: Use the old string handle you remove to measure the length of your new handles, or make it longer like I did if the item in the bag is tall.
Poke the end of the jute through the hole in the right side of the bag, and tie a knot at the inside. Making sure your tag hangs the correct direction, and opens from the right. Repeat on the left side. Attach the other handle to the back of the bag in the same way.
Score along the ruler top with your scissor blade to make a straight crease in the card stock. This will become the decorative top edge. Fold back, and then tear along the scored line across the width of the sheet.
You may need to score, and tear yours the 11 inch direction if bag is bigger, or piece the strips together.
I used the top, and then the bottom of the sheet for the front and back of my bag, so at least one edge was a finished edge, and the other edge was torn. Smaller, side pieces, came from side edges.
LOVE the way it turned out! Love the way the torn edge, and the tan tissue paper filler match!
Here are the materials and recipe
Purchased gift bag
Card stock (tan, grey, or manilla, NOT white.)
Jute twine and Needle with large eye
Hot glue and Glue gun
White Glue and Mica Flakes
Old paint brush
Ruler and paper scissors
-dissolve 4 TB of instant coffee in 1 Cup hot water
(use the cheap, store brand. It works just as well)-