Tuesday, June 21

Goodie Bag with Tutorial

Yesterday, I posted a tutorial of my Goodie Basket.  There is a twist to that design, gearing more towards male recipients.  Originally, I made the Goodie Basket to for our teachers at school, but I thought the design is too girlish.  So I tried to make a different design that can be decent to give to the male teachers. 

So here's what I came up with:

I'm sure with a different color of cardstock/dp, this goodie bag can be suited to give to females as well.

Let me tell you a secret.  The only difference between this design and the Goodie Basket's is half inch.  The Goodie Basket is scored at 3 inches on both sides, while this design is scored at 2.5 inches.

Taking it from the top, all you need is an 8.5 x 5.5 cardstock, scored at these measurements:

Fold along the score lines, like so:

Here's a pic showing the fold on the opposite side:

Make the upper corners and bottom corners meet as shown below.  You know you did it right when the top rim forms a bend, making the opening hexagon-ish (pardon my French).

There are several ways you can secure the goodie bag.  The easiest way would be staples.  In the sample above, I used eyelets.  For this tutorial, I used brads.  In this picture, you can see that I punched a hole for my brads.

Top view.  See the hexagon-ish opening?

View from another angle:

You can use this design as is, but I think it looks better when you put the goodies in tissue paper first, just like the example I showed earlier.  You can also use a piece of net or tulle.

Hope you like this tutorial.  I'd love to know what you think, and please link back to Tinker Planet when you give it a shot.

'Til next blog!

1 comment:

Carol W. said...

Thank you for the how-to! Great gift basket idea