The inspiration for this DIY came to me recently when I realised a few hours out from a party that I had nothing appropriate on hand to wrap the gift I had arranged.
This gift bag makes use of an old Enid Blyton storybook that wasn't any good for resale, but you can use any other large storybook of your choice.
Other materials you will require:
- 4 vintage buttons
- ribbon, or fabric for your carry handles
- 4 small plain white sticky dots or similar, tape would even do
- sewing machine
- needle and thread
First up you will need to look through your storybook and find at what points in the book the page opens up to double printed pages. You should be able to tell by whether or not you can see thread down the middle of the page.
You can remove the pages either by turning the page over and tugging it gently out of the book or alternatively snipping the threads down the center gently and removing the double page. You will need two double pages for this DIY.
Now with needle and thread attach your handle and buttons, once you have done this you will want to reinforce the these points on the internal side of the bag by placing your sticky dots over the thread for the button attachments.