How to Make a Small Gift Bag From a Bottle Bag

Gifts of wine are often presented in a purpose built 'wine bag'... But what you need sometimes is a smaller gift bag for Jewellery, miniatures, etc.

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How to Make a Small Gift Bag From a Bottle Bag
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What you need.

What you need.

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Measure the width of the wine bag (10cm in this example)

Measure the width of the wine bag (10cm in this example)

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Allow space at top for closing the finished bag + the height of the gift wrapping/ box + half of the bag width (10/2 = 5cm in this example). Mark position with pen.

Allow space at top for closing the finished bag + the height of the gift wrapping/ box + half of the bag width (10/2 = 5cm in this example). Mark position with pen.

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Cut the off bottom off bag at this position.

Cut the off bottom off bag at this position.

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Fold up the cut edge of the bag at the half width mark (5cm in this example) then fold back to crease the paper well.

Fold up the cut edge of the bag at the half width mark (5cm in this example) then fold back to crease the paper well.

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Open up the bag and fold those sides into the centre at the creases. (my scissors are there just to hold the folded sides in place).

Open up the bag and fold those sides into the centre at the creases. (my scissors are there just to hold the folded sides in place).

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The hard bit: Lay the bag on it's side and fold the sides in, at 45 degrees.  Half of one side is shown folded.

The hard bit: Lay the bag on it's side and fold the sides in, at 45 degrees. Half of one side is shown folded.

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Tape across the join.

Tape across the join.

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Repeat on other the side

Repeat on other the side

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Fold and compress the bag until it folds flat, Sellotape across bottom (Sellotape across the bottom on the inside as well if you feel it necessary.)

Fold and compress the bag until it folds flat, Sellotape across bottom (Sellotape across the bottom on the inside as well if you feel it necessary.)

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Open up the bag, insert gift and sign the card.

Open up the bag, insert gift and sign the card.

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Finished gift bag.  Done!     The top edges of the cut off base can be folded to the inside to make a second small bag where the opening can be stapled, taped or ribboned shut.

Finished gift bag. Done! The top edges of the cut off base can be folded to the inside to make a second small bag where the opening can be stapled, taped or ribboned shut.

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