Monday, October 26, 2009

Origami Gift Bag

I love origami. As a child, I would steal my older brother's origami books and hide in my closet with them trying to see just how small I could make the fox, ball, bird, crab... I absolutely loved it! My brother would eventually find his books and hide them from me. I would always hunt them down to do more origami. So, when I saw this tutorial at Infarrantly Creative, I knew I just had to try it! I loved it so much, that I wrote out my own instructions so I can do it again and again without having to look up the video! To watch a how-to video, see here.
(You can click on the picture to enlarge it)

This is a bag I made from 8 1/2 inch square paper. It was the perfect size to put a half dozen homemade magnets! I'm giving a friend this cute bag and some magnets (not the ones pictured) for her birthday. Love it!
We make Christmas candy every year to give out to friends and family. I'm always looking for a fun way to box/bag up the candies to give out. This year, we'll be doing gift bags! I already bought the paper at Joanns (on sale 50% too).


Mayhem and Moxie said...

Your blog is simply amazing! I found your link through A Soft Place to Land last week and have been addicted to your site ever since. Hard to believe that so many different and absolutely wonderful blogs link up in one place every week.

I have so much to learn. :)


Jane said...

I have to star this idea in my google reader. I have a big pad of Christmas scrap book paper that would be great for this project! I wonder if my fourth graders could do this? Magnets would be a nice and fairly inexpensive gift for them to give their parents.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Terrific. I'm wondering what the finished size is. It would be cute to make a lot of these to put on a Christmas tree and take one off each day during Advent. My children loved having an Advent calendar, this might be even more fun.

Thanks for giving me the idea!

Gail said...

Loving all your vinyl projects. Do you have a Cricut? I just got one a few weeks ago and I still haven't taken the time to learn all that it can do. I know it will cut vinyl. I've signed up to be a follower of yours.


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