A box doesn’t always do the trick. Check out this fun Christmas gift bag tutorial created by Juliana Michaels, from 17turtles.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to wrap your Christmas gifts and give them a homespun feel, then this gift bag tutorial might be just the thing to get you started.
To create the Star Christmas Gift Bag, begin with a kraft paper bag and a piece of Pebbles Basics Rouge Chevron paper. Cut the Rouge Chevron paper to fit the front of the bag and leave approximately a 1/4″ border of the bag showing.
Adhere the patterned paper to the front of the bag using the Xyron Mega Runner.
Now the fun begins, as we decorate the front of the bag by creating our own stickers using the Xyron 1.5″ Create-A-Sticker.
Start by cutting stars in various sizes from the Gold Glitter Paper using punches, metal dies or an electronic cutting machine.
Place the stars with the glitter side up into the Create-A-Sticker, gently pulling on the paper to feed them through the sticker maker. As you add the stars, do not let the stars overlap each other.
Pull out the sticker paper until all of your stars are visible and then tear them off the roll. Gently rub over the piece to make sure all of the adhesive has adhered to your stars.
Peel off the top clear layer covering your stars and remove your stickers from the backing material. Now, attach your stickers to the front of your bag.
Because the Create-A-Sticker I used is only 1.5″ wide I had to make sure my stars were no wider than 1.5″. If you are interested in larger stickers, Xyron makes a sticker makers that can create stickers up to 5″ wide.
Now, head on over to Juliana’s blog, 17turtles, to learn how to create a set of coordinating Star Christmas Gift Tags.