My knee was painful again on Thursday and Friday so I decided to do some activity which just involved sitting at a table – and I made a load of gift bags.
I’d bought a roll of wallpaper in Laura Ashley’s Sale when we were in Norwich last month – only 99p. It was a pretty cream colour with gold motifs.
I cut the whole roll into 33cm lengths [the paper is 53cm wide and 10m long]
I then folded and stuck down a 5cm overlap [on the inside] and folded carefully to make a bag with square base [12cm each side]
I got quite carried away and soon had 30 bags on the table and window sill. In the middle of this a friend arrived with a lovely bunch of flowers for me with my poorly knee.
I folded over the top edge, and made two holes with an ordinary hole punch – and threaded ribbon through.
I had the ribbon in the Great Stash – and used up some sellotape and a glue-stick I’d got in multipacks from the Poundshop. So these bags cost me less than 5p each, and I am very pleased with them! They are now neatly packed away in a box labelled “Xmas 2010”
[There is a tutorial for similar bags here]
And my knee is definitely improving, having been properly rested!