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DIY Scrapbook Paper Gift Bags

Hi crafters! Have you ever wanted to make your own gift bags? Using scrapbook paper and a little bit of glue, you can make favor or gift bags for your party in no time at all.  While you can make bags of basic copy paper, for this craft I recommend using a thicker cardstock, as it will hold up better- especially if you’re putting heavier items inside. I loved the simplicity of the textured cardstock used in this craft, paired with the modern, gold-painted accent.

Diy scrapbook paper gift bags

Diy scrapbook paper gift bags materials

For this DIY, you’ll need:

  • 2 Sheets of 12×12 scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Craft glue
  • Paper scorer
  • Hole punch
  • Jute rope or ribbon (for the handle)
  • Masking or painter’s tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint

I wanted to use jute rope for the handles rather than ribbon because it gives it a modern look; but I also love the rustic feel of the rope paired with the smooth texture of the cardstock.

Diy scrapbook paper gift bags measure

Begin by marking your scrapbook paper at 3 inches. Note that you are drawing and scoring on what will be the inside of the bag; so make sure if the paper has a design on it, it is face down.

Diy scrapbook paper gift bags cutting

Score a line down the paper at the 3 inch mark with straight edge. You can use a score board for this if you have one. Turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at the 3 inch mark and then turn and score again. You should now only have three score lines down your paper as shown below. One horizontally, two vertically.

Diy scrapbook paper gift bags score a line down

Cut along both of the vertical lines, being sure to stop at where the vertical line meets the horizontal line.