Let’scraft a DIY gift bag, perfect for packaging a present in style. Gift bags can be easily made ahead and are a pretty, last-minute gift wrapping solution. Stuffed with treats and tissue paper, a gift bag is great for many occasions and a sweet way to say “Happy Birthday” or “Thank you”. We’ll be using our printable Summer in Sussex gift bag, which you can download for free at the end of this post.
About this pattern: Summer in Sussex
Sussex is a rural, sun-kissed county in the English south east. Picturesque farms and villages are scattered in the rolling countryside, ranging from the coastal plain, to the hills of the South Downs and the well-wooded Sussex Weald. Our Summer in Sussex pattern draws inspiration from the lush hillside and the lovely Sussex gardens. The design captures the beauty of a summer stroll among the flower-filled estates of Great Dixter, Arundel Castle, Nymans Garden and Sheffield Park.
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Materials: card stock, tissue paper
Use the printable as a template
If you prefer another pattern, use our gift bag as a template. Simply cut out the different parts of the bag and arrange them on the back of the paper or cardboard you wish to use. Trace the pieces with a pencil and continue as described.
Tips for transporting heavy items
While the bag is relatively sturdy, you should support the bottom of the bag with one hand if you transport heavy items.
Free DIY Gift Bag Printable
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