HappyMomentzz 5th Anniversary Celebrations is on and Thank you all , for all the support and appreciation!
and Today on my blog we have very well known Craft personality sharing a Tutorial inspiration with you all
None other than Hussena ,
Over to her now
This is Hussena here and I am so excited to be invited as a Guest Blogger for Sharada's Happy Momentzz's 5th Anniversary party!
I have been a crafter and a blogger for more than 5 years now and I started my creative journey with Quilling as my base. I guess most of you are familiar with Paper Quilling. it's a beautiful art form and hence the name of my blog, 'Quill and Punch Works'. Though, I did start out with Quilling, I have since then branched out into punch-craft, working with dies and now stamps too! I am basically a card maker who also loves to dabble with Mixed Media and Altered stuff.
Here are my social media links.
Today, I'll be sharing with you a simple DIY project using a very common household item- which is a cereal box which I have upycycled into a gift bag. I know this idea is not very new, and has been done many times, but my process is a little different and hopefully you will enjoy this tutorial and give it a try :)
So, let's start with our project :
You will need :-
1. An empty cereal box. ( I have used one from Kellogg's Chocos- Small size).
2. White Chart Paper.
3. 12 X 12'' Pattern Papers of your choice.
4. Eyelets and Cord to make the handles of your gift bag.
5. Some die-cuts, paper flowers, embellishments to decorate. (This is totally optional).
- After selecting a cereal box of your choice, very delicately and patiently open the box completely on the bottom and from the side seams. Try to do this without tearing the paper.
- Once the box has been opened completely, using a craft knife and a ruler, cut apart the top part of the box which consists of the flaps.
- Now, trace the rest of the box (except the bottom part as shown in the picture) on to a chart paper using a pencil and a ruler and cut it out.
- Now, score this paper according to the folds of the box, this will make it easier to bend the paper on the sides when you construct your bag! ( Refer to my picture below for an idea )
- Once you have cut and scored your chart paper glue it on the cereal box using any liquid adhesive. I have used fevicol.
- Now fold the box into shape and glue the sides and for the base of the box measure and cut a small piece of chart paper in the approximate size of the box base and glue it separately.
Your box should look something similar to the one in the below picture.
- Once the box/bag base is ready you need to distress the edges of your box using Distress Ink of your choice. I have used Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink as it is very similar in color to the pattern paper that I have used to make my bag.
- Once the edges are distressed it's time to add pattern paper. Cut your pattern paper 1/4 inch smaller than the size of the box size that you are covering.
- Once the pattern paper is glued, it's time to embellish your bag with die-cuts of your choice and also add in your eyelets and handle of your bag before adding on all your embellishments.
Here's how now final bag looks like after I added the flowers and some foliage to it.
I hope you liked my project and will give it a try. These DIY bags are just perfect for gifting to any of your family or friends while at the same time helping to recycle a common household item which could otherwise be trashed :)
Thank you so much Sharada for inviting me over to guest blog. I really enjoyed it. Congrats on your 5th birthday and wishing you many more to come :)
Thanks Hussena for this awesome tutorial and for all the love and support !
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