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Mini Shopping Bags

Fancy little totes filled with small presents -- gift cards, cash, jewelry, and other trinkets -- might make Scrooge himself smile. Wrap the gift in tissue paper before tucking it inside, and don't forget to add a tiny tag.

Mini Shopping Bags

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Holiday 2008

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steps

  1. Enlarge or reduce clip art to desired size on a photocopier.

  2. Make folds by aligning a ruler on pairs of lines and scoring with a bone folder. Cut out along solid exterior lines; cut slits along remaining solid lines.

  3. Bend bag into shape, creasing folds where indicated by dotted lines. At bottom, tuck side flaps under larger ones; secure with double-sided tape. Tuck side tab inside; tape. Use craft glue to attach handles made of waxed twine.

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