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Video: Make a Gift Bag from an Envelope
By Lisa Spangler

Create a cute little gift bag from an ordinary envelope!


Instructions:

September is here, and that means it's time to get ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving -- and Christmas is right around the corner. Why not whip up some of these cute bags from envelopes to hold all sorts of goodies?

Watch the video at left for step-by-step instructions and tips.

Here are some ideas for these little bags:

  • They make frightful and delightful treat bags! Instead of candy, try filling them with stamps, felt embellishments, or strips of gemstones.

  • Add stamped names to them for place settings. The bag with the leaves would be perfect for the Thanksgiving table.

  • And that's not all -- these gift bags can be used all year long at birthday parties or as favors at wedding or baby showers.

Hope you enjoyed the video!