Mother's Day Gift Bag: Measuring & Cutting Paper

It's important, when creating a Mother's Day gift bag, to measure the appropriate amount of paper before cutting. Learn some tips for cutting and measuring when creating a Mother's Day gift bag from a craft expert in this free arts and crafts video.

Part of the Video Series: Mother's Day Gift Bags

Video Transcript

I'm going to show you how to take this really cute brown paper bag and make it into extravagant gift wrap for your mom. So the first thing you need to do is just measure the bag. I want the width, which is 8", and the length, which is going to be 10". So I'm going to go ahead and cut my paper 8" x 10", which I've already done. And I'm using some designer series paper with it. So, I'm cutting one solid piece for the back. But the front I'm really going to make elaborate. So, I have my designer series paper, and I've got a 1/4" border here, going around. And what I'm going to do next is put some decoration on this. And by doing that, what I'm going to use is a 2-way glue pen and some stamping glitter. Because what mom doesn't like a little bit of bling in her life. And all I'm going to do is take some of these flowers that are on the designer series paper already; add a little of my glue. I can't see if my glue is coming out. There it is. And then once my glue is there, I'm just tracing the flower. I'm going to put a little bit of the glitter on it, tap it around a little bit and tap it off. And it's going to give it a little bit of sparkle. And what I'm going to do, I'm going to do that for a few more of these flowers to give this bag a lot of bling.

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