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Merry Lunch Bag

Free Gift Bag Making Idea - B Merry Lunch Bag 

“B” Merry Lunch Bag 
Designed by Alice Golden


Supplies Needed:


Kreate-a-bag® Deluxe Gift Bag Making Kit with Toppers
(specific templates used: Wine Bag template & Topper template – included in the above kit)

Patterned Papers:
Fab Flakes, Merry Messages/Rowdy Rudolph from the Holiday Hoopla collection - SEI

Holiday Hoopla Alphabet Stickers, Die-Cut Tags - SEI

Lime Green Grosgrain – Wild Asparagus/My Mind’s Eye
Cranberry Elastic Mokuba Cord – The Ribbon Jar 

Peeled Paint Distress Ink by Tim Holtz – Ranger

Sewing Machine
Foam tape
Craft knife


  1. First form a large sheet of paper by zigzag stitching two sheets of Fab Flakes paper together. Don’t be concerned that the paper isn’t tall enough - since we are creating a Lunch bag, as long as you begin by lining up the bottom edge of the template with the bottom edge of the paper, you will have enough paper. Also, by creating a sheet that is larger than necessary, you will have more flexibility about where to place the seams. Note that the area next to the widest side of the template will become the front of the bag. Place template in desired location, then trim and fold paper according to instructions that come with the bag kit, following the modifications listed under the Wine bag to create the Lunch bag.
  2. Cut a square of Merry Messages paper to fit bag front making sure to get a section that has the word “merry” somewhere near the center, ink the edges and adhere to bag front. Cut a window in the dotted tag big enough for the word “Merry” to show through. Ink inside and outside edges and adhere over Merry Messages paper using foam tape to add dimension.
  3. Use the cranberry elastic cord to make handles and attach to the bag by knotting the cording on the inside of the bag.
  4. Create topper out of Rowdy Rudolph paper. Add “B” alphabet sticker to round tag and tie onto edge of topper as shown.


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