Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mini Gift Bag

I love cute and interesting gift wrapping/boxing ideas.  So I made a cute mini gift bag out of scrapbook paper - it's perfect for gifting small jewelleries (my beaded bracelets fit in there perfectly with space to spare). :D
It's teeny cute! :D

I used tiger tail beading wire to make the handles.  I just added some beads...but it was SO finnicky to work with!  Mostly only where I had to fix the wire through the holes that I punched in the bag (using one of my husband's tools from his tool box, 'cause I don't have a teeny tiny punch) - I'd like to find an easier way of attaching the handles though - I looped the wire through the hole that I punched, brought the wire back up and then fastened it with a crimp bead.  To try and cover up the crimp bead, I threaded on this gold flower bead:
It didn't cover this one so well because the bead couldn't fit over the crimp bead...but anyway.  If anyone has a neat and simple idea for how to attach a beaded handle like this, please gimme gimme gimme! :)

To finish it off I added a wooden fower bead:
Then, after placing your gift inside, cut a small piece of tissue (tissue works better than tissue paper because it's so small) and cover the gift with it.

There's not much one can gift in such a tiny bag (maybe a chocolate truffle), but it's still cute.  And I love cute stuff. :D 

If you want this gift box template, just ask me for my gift box template no. 1. It's a template that I got from the net and it's by Donovan, but I didn't save the link to where I found it...

LINKY PARTIES linked to:
Simple Home Life                                   Making the World Cuter
Craft-O-Maniac                                     Keeping it Simple
The Blackberry Vine                              Free Pretty Things For You
Someday Crafts                                     Under the Table & Dreaming
Scrappy Gifts                                         .

My little gift bag was featured at The Blackberry Vine!  :D


Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

ooooo they are so cute

Tawny said...

Super cute!

It has me thinking about all the teeny tiny things I could gift to someone in that little gift bag :)

Jacqueline said...

These are should link them up at my party...also have a giveaway I started today!
Simply Creations Link Party

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Monique ...
First time to be with you and what a cuteeeeeeee gift bag it is... very lovely one ... I am following you too...
I would love if you please peek a little at
Sure you will find a crafty project of your choice from my library…

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*Hello Monique!*~
I love your little bag! It's "charming!"

It's great to hear that you will practice your charm making skills! Glad that you will be joining/participating in the fun on April 28th!!!!
Thank you for your message!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

This is just TERRIFIC Monique!!
Wow - such a lot of work that goes into it and it can be recycled over and over again!
Beautiful :)

Jerri Neddermeyer said...

Dig the cutie little baglet! Send me the pattern if you will! I am also a fan of itty bitty giftage! I like folding paper boxes ala origami with a couple of snips!

Thanks also for the comment love on my blog! I was feeling a little blue, and you made my day! I will try to draw up a little diagram to show how I fold that square into is a little tricksy....esp since that was my first bear and I wasn't sure how he would turn out!
Thanks again for hosting!

Monica said...

What a sweet, sweet bag... and love those bits on the handle.

xxx Monica

Angie @ said...

It is so cute.

Come on over:

Jami said...

Love your sweet little bag! I featured it today! Feel free to stop by and pick up a button!