Afternoon Tea Day Three - A Gift bag Tutorial To Hold 12 Tea Lights | By Donna

by - 11/29/2017

Hello, everyone.

I'm here again with another picture tutorial.

This time I am going to show you how to make a gift bag to hold 12 tea lights.

Here's a picture of the finished tea light gift bag.

To make the bag, I used Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays" Outdoors 12" x 12" paper. The pretty lace, pearls, crinkled seam binding, and die cut lamp post are from my stash.

In the above picture, you can see the side of the bag.

I stamped Gummiapan Merry Christmas script stamp onto white card, and cut it to matt onto another piece of Maja Design " Joyous Winterdays" outdoors paper.

I used the die cut Christmas tree that was left over from the centre of the bag, and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink. I decorated the tree with 8mm, and 3mm white, and green pearl flatbacks. I coated the tree with Snow-Tex.

For the arrangement I used a cinnamon stick tied with twine, and rusty jingle bells on top of a bed of green moss from my stash. The wine coloured pomegranate apples, and wooden pine cones are from the store. The arrangement is coated with Snow-Tex.

To make the gift bag, you will need:

Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays" paper
A die cutting machine that takes A4 card/paper
A score board, and a scoring tool
paper trimmer
Hole punch
Gummiapan Christmas tree die
12 tea lights

Onto the tutorial.

Cut a piece of Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays" paper to measure 29cm x 25.5cm

Position the paper landscape on the scoring board, and score at 1cm, 3cm, 22cm, 24cm.

Position the paper portrait, and score at 1cm, 3cm, 22cm, 24cm.

Keeping the paper portrait, you will need to score between the 1cm, and 3cm score line, and repeat again between the 15cm, and 17cm score line as shown above.

Position the paper landscape, and using a pencil draw a triangle in each of the rectangle boxes, and using a scoring tool, score on top of the lines. Rub out the pencil lines.

The above photo shows how the triangles should look when you have scored them.

Keeping the card portrait, with the triangles at the top. Cut out the areas as shown above.

Next, cut the areas as shown at the top, and cut up to the second score lines at the bottom to make the tabs either side.

Use a rounded corner punch to round the top, and bottom tabs.

Position the Gummiapan Christmas tree die onto the paper with low tack adhesive tape, and run through your die cutting machine.

If you are using a die cutting machine that takes A4 card, you will need to fold over the score lines top, and bottom of the tree before running it through.

Fold in all the other the score lines. The triangle score lines should be folded inwards.

Turn the paper over, and adhere a piece of clear acetate over the die cut tree aperture.

Measure 2cm down from the second score line at the top, and using a hole punch, punch 2 evenly spaced holes. The holes are to thread a piece of ribbon through, and tie into a bow.

Using distress ink, Ink the edges along the folded score lines. I used Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

The bag is now ready to assemble

This is how the bag should look when assembled.

Decorate the bag how you wish!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Below are links to the products from Swedish House Crafts that I used on my bag.

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