Drawstring bag

I was playing around with a piece of paper with the intention of making my own paper flowers but in the end this is what I made. It is quite simple to make. I used a piece of oblong paper
approx. 8"x6". I creased it at approx 1/2" increments (lengthwise) on my scorpal. Then scored it in half across the shortest part. I then folded it in half where it was creased. It suddenly came to me that it looked a bit like a drawstring bag and all thoughts of the flowers went straight out of the window. I cut a piece off the top to get the size I needed and made small holes in the pleats to hold my ribbon. I cut two strips of paper(the length of the bag) and pleated these twice each to make the gusset for the sides. I glued these in place and left it to dry. I then threaded my ribbon through the top and gingerly pulled up the ribbon. Whoopee it worked. I then embellished it with a tassle, a bow, pearls, flowers, a butterfly(found in the dark depths of my ATC drawer), a heart and two swirls. The swirls I cut on my wizard using mirror card which never photographs well. I am so pleased with my finished article. I can think of so many little gifts I can use these bags for and of cause they can be made in any size. If you are going to make one of these bags I suggest you use a piece of thin paper to practise as it can become a bit fiddly. If you do make a bag I would love to see the results so please leave me a link to your blog so I can have a peek.
I have entered this into a few challenges which are listed below.
http://creativecottagechallenge.blogspot.com/ no cards allowed
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/2010/07/flutter-by-wednesday-112.html Open
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ get into shape
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/ swirls and pearls
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ use a heart
http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/ girly
http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/ on the move (ribbon pull)
http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/ oldest thing in craft box

10 comments:

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

Love the way you've finished this off. Really lovely little bag.

See you tonight at the craft club.

Tina
X

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
wow what a fabby bag, gorgeous embelies,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week,hope to see you next week, sue,x

Jill said...

What a fun project Shirley, its really nice! Jill x

Aunty Sue said...

this is lovely and thanks for joining us at creative this week

Stephanie said...

What a great idea, I love it when ideas go to a different level. Thanks for joining us at Scrappy Frogs.

Tracy said...

this is so pretty, love all the detail and great design. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage. Tracy x

joey said...

Hi Shirley

fabulous little bag and great idea, thanks for joining us at tpc

Joey.x

Mummylade said...

that's a very cute project. Thank you for joining the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

very cool idea!!! turned out great!!! thanks for playing with us at scrappy frogs!!!

Donna said...

Fantastic creation...thanks for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x

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