Saturday, 11 September 2010

Bags Of Fun

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.

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I cut the whole roll into 33cm lengths [the paper is 53cm wide and 10m long]

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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]

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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.

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I folded over the top edge, and made two holes with an ordinary hole punch – and threaded ribbon through.

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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!

7 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea. I'm still in UK so have time to browse in Laura Ashley!

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  2. Hello, Angela!
    Thank you for the insight as to why Americans misunderstand movie titles. I laughed! So funny!

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  3. You are one clever woman :)
    Glad your knee is feeling better.
    L.x.

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  4. Stunning, I'm going to have a go at making some of these gift bags, I make soap for gifts and these would be lovely to put it in, thanks for the post xxxx

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  5. Just as well you're getting organised with only 110 sleeps to go (or thereabouts..) but we must pray that this knee gets better long before that!

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  6. What a fabulous idea!
    The bags look lovely, and so much nicer than you would find in a store.
    Jane

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