Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial: Gift Bag with a Bookmark

Hi Doodlebug fans, it's Monique today. For everyone who wants to give his or her co-worker, neighbor, friend or ... whoever, a handmade, yet simple and quick Christmas gift, here's a fun idea for a gift bag with a bookmark! And for those of you who waited till the last minute to start making gifts: it's done in a jiffy!

Here's how you can make these: start with two plain, kraft, store bought gift bags and Doodlebug's "Home for the Holidays" collection: 

Cut two strips of doublesided paper approx. 7" x 2.5" and fold the top at 1/3. 

Adhere "flags" from the pixies on top (glue the back of two flags together, so you get an image on both sides): 

And embellish: 

Last but not least adhere two small strips of magnetic tape on the inside, so the bookmark will stay in place in your book and the bookmark is done: 

For the bag: adhere a piece of patterned paper on the front of the kraft gift bag, some ribbon and a bow and clip the bookmark around the front: 

And you're done!

And that's it!

Hope you like the idea. Thanks for visiting Doodlebug's blog today and hope to see you back tomorrow! 



  1. Monique...these are just adorable!!

  2. Such a darling idea! Love the idea of the bookmark pulling double duty decorating the bag and then also becoming part of the gift! :)

  3. So cool, love this! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I really so inspired from your post, also I really like these Gift Bags. Thanks for sharing


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