How to make paper bags and avoid usage of plastic bags.

Gift paper bag

Cut wrapping paper to desired length. Lay it out in front of you with the patterned side down. Fold in half by bringing the left side to meet the right side.
1. Cut wrapping paper to desired length. Lay it out in front of you with the patterned side down. Fold in half by bringing the left side to meet the right side.

2 Make a 2cm-wide fold (vertically) at the edges of the paper. Tuck the left side’s edge beneath the right side’s.
2. Make a 2cm-wide fold (vertically) at the edges of the paper. Tuck the left sideâ¿¿s edge beneath the right sideâ¿¿s.

3 Secure in place with colourful masking tape.
3. Secure in place with colourful masking tape.

4 Fold up the bottom edge of the paper.
4. Fold up the bottom edge of the paper.

5 Bring the folded edge back down and open it up. Crease one of the sides to form a triangle.
5. Bring the folded edge back down and open it up. Crease one of the sides to form a triangle.

6 Repeat on the other side.
6. Repeat on the other side.

7 Fold up the bottom edge as shown in the picture. Repeat on the top edge.
7. Fold up the bottom edge as shown in the picture. Repeat on the top edge.

8 Secure with masking tape.
8. Secure with masking tape.

9 Cut out two strips of 15cm-long cotton twine. Position them in a curve. Tape the bottom edges with wide masking tape, letting a bit of extra tape run out past the length of the twine.
9. Cut out two strips of 15cm-long cotton twine. Position them in a curve. Tape the bottom edges with wide masking tape, letting a bit of extra tape run out past the length of the twine.

10 Smooth the taped handles onto the insides of the paper bag.

10. Smooth the taped handles onto the insides of the paper bag.



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