Measuring and math have never been my strong suit, so I decided to go a different route. I had a gift bag that was exactly the size I wanted...
...and the Best Glue Ever to seal all the seams. The bag was double layered for strength, and I found that the layers kept separating a bit as I assembled it. Simple solution - I smeared a little glue between the pages to keep them aligned as I assembled the bag. One of the best things about this glue is that it adheres the paper without wrinkling it. I cut a small piece of cardboard to reinforce the bottom of the bag.
I punched holes in the top of the bag with my Crop-o-dile then reinforced them with eyelets. Trying to go for a natural "zen" look, I snipped a bamboo skewer from my kitchen to use as part of the bag closure. I fed some black waxed linen thread through the holes, wrapped it around the skewer,back through the holes, and tied it off in the back. Time for a little decoration!
I cut 3 lengths of the waxed linen thread in varying lengths and knotted little glass beads onto the ends of each. The last step was to tie the threads to the skewer so that the tags dangled down the front of the bag.
Now wouldn't this be perfect for gifting some tea...or bath salts...or an aromatherapy candle?
I know I will use this idea again to create customized gift bags.
Thanks for stopping by! Susie