One of my lovely daughters bought me some gorgeous Chanel Make-Up, presented in a wonderfully elegant gift bag. Being a typical crafter, I loved the gift bag as much as the gifts enclosed within it! So, I decided to try to make my own version of this bag. So here is my fold flat gift bag. Chanel inspired of course! 🙂
My version is smaller than the Chanel original, as I wanted to make it using A4 Cardstock (U.K 21cm x 29.6cm). After a little tweaking of the measurements, this is what I came up with and I am delighted with it, even if I do say so myself 😊 . And your friends and family will be super impressed to receive this delightful gift bag too.
I think this is a perfect style for masculine gift bags too as they would appreciate the opening/closing style.
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Fold Flat Gift Bag:
Here are some quick photo’s of the bag however make sure to watch the video tutorial further down this post.
The Bag Dimensions:
It’s relatively strong and sturdy and definitely big enough for some luxury cosmetics. If however you need a bigger version simply tweak the measurements and use 12” x 12” cardstock instead.
And of course, it is a ‘fold flat gift bag’ which means you can make a few of them to store away.
The finished measurements are: 21cm x 12.5m x 4.6cm. The inside section maximum height is 10cm and approx. 7.5cm at its shortest height in the centre.
To make 1 bag, you will need 2 A4 sheets of cardstock, and a little piece more if you wish to add the die cut element to the outside.
I used contrasting cardstock for effect on the inside and Thick Whisper White cardstock for the outside. And of course, if you wish to decorate the box, just use the Designer Series Paper of your choice. You will also require 1 metre of ribbon cut in half.
I will include a handy product list for you, at the end of the tutorial.
Please note that the product list will include materials used for BOTH bags. I should also point out that the navy ribbon I used is retired. (sorry) 🙁
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Handy Product List:
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