I wanted to share a quickie project today. I like embellishing my own bags & adding a bag topper is like icing on the cake.
Here's the bag:
As you can see, it's a plain kraft gift bag with some simple embellishment. I used some scraps left from my Calendar Cube project ;) but what's cool is the bag topper!
It slides right off the handles, so the recipient doesn't have to tear open the bag, but the contents are nicely hidden.
Here's a peek from the top:
Here's a quickie how-to:
First, measure the length of your bag since bags are slightly different. Leave 1/4" extra on each side.
Cut a cardstock piece the length you just measured that when folded in half, will be long enough to punch a decorative border & overhang the front & back.
Then make pencil marks on your cardstock on the OUTSIDE of the handles. You'll want to move your marks 1/8th inch past the handles so that it slides easily over the handles.
I used my word window punch to trim in between those pencil marks. You can also use a craft knife.
Here's what it will look like:
We have a new teacher in the Spanish Department who has survived her first month of school so we're adding some goodies in the bag to celebrate!
I have a variation on this so I'll share that next time!
Hope these directions were OK & that you give this a go. I should have thought of making a tute while making it, but alas...