How to Make Envelope Gift Bags

To complete this project, you will need: Envelope, Tape, Ruler, Scissors, String, Markers, crayons, colored pencils, ect. Hole punch, glue stick

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How to Make Envelope Gift Bags
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First we are going to take the envelope and lift up the flap.

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The envelope shouldn't be too small, or else the gift bag will come out small too.

The envelope shouldn't be too small, or else the gift bag will come out small too.

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Glue the edges of the envelope.

Glue the edges of the envelope.

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Close the flap and push down hard creating a permanent stick.

Close the flap and push down hard creating a permanent stick.

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Use assorted markers, colored pencils, and/or stamps, to decorate BOTH SIDES of the envelope.

Use assorted markers, colored pencils, and/or stamps, to decorate BOTH SIDES of the envelope.

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If you prefer crayons or colored pencils, please go right ahead. If you would rather keep it blank, that is fine as well.

If you prefer crayons or colored pencils, please go right ahead. If you would rather keep it blank, that is fine as well.

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Now it is time to use the ruler, and scissors to score the envelope.

Now it is time to use the ruler, and scissors to score the envelope.

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Make sure not to score too hard or else it will rip. Also, at the bottom corners where the two lines meet, there should be a little square. Score diagonally across that square.

Make sure not to score too hard or else it will rip. Also, at the bottom corners where the two lines meet, there should be a little square. Score diagonally across that square.

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Once you are done scoring, it should look somewhat like this.

Once you are done scoring, it should look somewhat like this.

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In this small area, I purposely scored too hard to show you the consequences. It is really no big deal. Don't freak out!! It happens!!!

In this small area, I purposely scored too hard to show you the consequences. It is really no big deal. Don't freak out!! It happens!!!

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Cut open the TOP to make an opening. Cut off ABOUT, or LESS that a millimeter.

Cut open the TOP to make an opening. Cut off ABOUT, or LESS that a millimeter.

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Fold in all the sides.

Fold in all the sides.

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Flatten the bottom and fold the two corners inward.

Flatten the bottom and fold the two corners inward.

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Use the hole puncher to punch two holes next to each other as you will see in the next picture.

Use the hole puncher to punch two holes next to each other as you will see in the next picture.

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Make them around an inch apart.

Make them around an inch apart.

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With the string you can tie a bow, or even have it in handbag form.

With the string you can tie a bow, or even have it in handbag form.

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I hope everybody had fun and learned that you can do A LOT with an envelope!!! If there are any questions or suggestions, please tell me!!! Thanks!!!!

I hope everybody had fun and learned that you can do A LOT with an envelope!!! If there are any questions or suggestions, please tell me!!! Thanks!!!!

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