Now let's take a look at the finished gift bag created from the Kraft Coffee Bag,
To create this look you will want to start by picking out 3 to 4 different patterns of coordinating paper. You will need a paper cutter, one 5 x 6 inch piece of thin white paper (like printer paper) and adhesive.
Cut several strips of patterned paper at 3/4" wide and 6" long, be sure to cut at least 2 strips from each pattern of paper.
Adhere the strips onto the 5 x 6 piece of copy paper in a consistent design with the sides touching and the edges even.
Cut several strips in various widths.
Create a pattern with the strips and adhere to your project. You can arrange the strips in a zig zag, wave, pyramid or rick rack pattern. You decide, that's all a part of the fun.
As you can see in my original project, I just set them in a very slight zig zag pattern and trimmed the edges to fit the size of the coffee bag. I also added some faux stitching lines for added interest.
I hope that you will give this project a try, the possibilities are limitless and don't forget that there is still plenty of time to take part in our "It's a Guy Thing" challenge that is going on right now, to learn more about this week's challenge and to enter your project for a chance to win, click on our Current Challenge link located in the upper right of our sidebar on this blog!