Poinsettia Gift Bag

comments (1) December 8th, 2011 in gallery     

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sdillard sdillard, member
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I cut 2 bags to look like this. You can make a pattern, but I fold it and eyeball it.
Paint the inside of the bags as shown. Paint down about an inch below the cut point on the sack.
Put the bag with the red petals (leaves) in the bag with the green leaves.
Gather together, but not too tight.  Shape the petals and tie it with a festive ribbon. Put yellow tissue paper in the middle, or fringe some construction paper and place it carefully in the opening.

This gift bag is made from ordinary lunch bags. It was a brainstorm from years ago that I make with my students every year. It can be adapted for other flowers by changing the colors. The 2nd photo shows how to cut the bags. I didn't use a template. I just folded in half and cut it from the middle to the edges in an S shap. Then I folded the 2nd bag in half and cut it from the edges to the middle in a U shape. The 3rd photo show how I painted the inside of the bags down past the cut lines. After the bags dry, you put the 4 petal bag inside the bag with the sepals. Place gift inside, then gather around below the petals and tie off with a ribbon. Shape the the leaves/petals. I finish it off by cutting a yellow piece of construction paper that I've fringed with the scissors. I then roll it in a cylinder shape and stick it down into the space in the top of the bag and gently tap down on it.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: gallery, holidays, paper bag, poinsettia

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sdillard writes: It seems to be easier to upload a photo to a blog than CraftStylish, so check out my blog for additional k-cup ideas:
Posted: 8:29 am on December 20th
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