Mini party bags

Posted by Jackie-J, 08 Aug, 2017

Create these stunning mini party bags and pop a few treats in to ensure everyone leaves with a smile!

1. To make the bakery bag, carefully undo a large Bare Basics gift box and lay out flat. Use the template to draw a window on both of the long sides. Cut out the windows with a craft knife and a ruler, trimming outside of the pencil lines so that no kraft cardstock will be visible once covered with patterned paper. While the box is still flat, fix two pieces of acetate to the reverse.

2. Craft some mini cupcakes by punching small circles and trimming a wavy edge on one side. Stick each over a small piece of brown cardstock. Spread a little glue at the top and sprinkle over fine iridescent glitter. Attach behind the acetate.

3. Use the window template to cut a piece of patterned paper to fit the front and back of the shop. Adhere with double-sided tape, while the box is still flat. Cover the sides of the box with more paper, cut to size, and stick in place. Carefully make the box back up, gluing the tab edge to secure.

4. Draw and cut the roof from patterned paper, using the template on page 93. Gently fold at the score line and attach one to each side. Die cut seven little flags and glue to a length of brown twine. Attach to either side of the roof awning. Stamp ‘Open’ onto a small strip of kraft cardstock and glue on a piece of twine before attaching to the front.

5. Cut some green leaves and stems and die cut a few flowers. Attach to the sides and cut a plant pot to stick over the top. Die cut a tag from Kraftstax cardstock and layer on top of a piece of coloured cardstock. Trim the cardstock to size, leaving a small border around the kraft. Die cut or palm punch a yellow flower and stick on top, fixing a pearl in the centre. Tie the tag to the handle with baker’s twine. Die cut a ‘Thank you’ sentiment twice from black textured cardstock, and use a Sailor 2 in 1 Glue Pen to stick to the front, just overlapping the acetate.

Projects and how-to instructions by Jackie Jasper. Project originally published in issue (78) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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