DIY Goodie Bags

This DIY project is from Lulu The Baker!!

http://luluthebaker.blogspot.com/2012/05/diy-fringed-favor-bags.html

The image below is my version of this DIY idea!

Materials: paper lunch bags*, double-stick tape, colored tissue paper, rotary cutter, self-healing cutting mat, ruler**

Lay out one sheet of tissue paper on the cutting mat. Using the rotary cutter and ruler, cut several 2-inch strips of tissue. When you have lots of strips, stack them up as evenly as possible on the cutting mat and cut them to the same width as your paper bags. I wouldn’t advise cutting more than one sheet of tissue at a time when making the 2-inch strips because you have to cut pretty long strips and the tissue will want to shift a lot. However, when you are cutting them to the proper width, the shifting will be negligible, so stack up all of your strips and cut them at the same time. My bags were a little over 5″ wide, so I ended up with a bunch of 2x5ish” strips of pink tissue.

Take a small stack of tissue strips and startfringing them. When finished, separate all of the different tissue strips.  Lay a bag out on your cutting mat or next to a ruler.

Tear off a piece of double-stick tape that is the same width as your tissue strips and bags. Lay it across the bag 2 inches from the bottom, and lay 1 tissue strip on top of it.Tear off another strip of tape and place it 1 inch above the first tissue strip, or 3 inches from the bottom of the bag. Lay 1 tissue strip on top of it. The tissue strip you just added should overlap the first one by an inch.

Tear off another piece of tape and place it 1 inch above the second tissue strip, or 4 inches from the bottom of the bag.Lay a tissue strip on top of the tape. You can keep going up as far as you want at this point. Just remember to add tape and tissue strips at 1 inch intervals.
Fill your bags with fabulous goodies, fold the top down an inch or so, and stick shut with a label, sticker, fancy tape, etc!

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