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How to make gorgeous gold paper storage sacks :: tutorial on theredthreadblog.com

TUTORIAL :: Make a gorgeous gold paper storage sack

This tutorial on how to make gorgeous gold paper storage buckets is an excerpt from my digital magazine SCOUT. If you aren’t familiar with SCOUT magazine this will give you a little complimentary taste of the 148 pages of wonderful things to make, bake and give. Stay tuned tomorrow for exciting news on what’s happening with SCOUT in the new year.

Super stylish. Super easy to make. Super practical. These crushed paper storage sacks are all that and they’ll cost you less than a dollar each. They’re perfect for holding craft supplies, stationery, make-up, plants or even Christmas gifts. Even though they’re made of everyday brown paper, they’re actually very durable. The secret is in the making: when you scrunch up paper it becomes softer and is less likely to tear.

 

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As well as being simple and quick, the materials list is minimal. All you’ll need to make your own paper storage sacks is a large piece of brown wrapping paper (the type used to wrap parcels for posting), gold spray paint, and tape. I used washi tape to make it a feature, but you could use clear tape or double sided tape.

Prepare the paper by spraying one side gold. Make sure you do this outside or somewhere well ventilated. I like to spray a few large pieces at a time then even if I don’t use them straight away I add them to my paper stash. Cut the paper to size – to make the small sack, I used paper 32 x 20cm (roughly 12 x 8 inches).

Scrunch and flatten out the paper and repeat a few times. You’ll notice that it becomes softer, more pliable and less likely to tear.

How to make gorgeous gold paper storage sacks :: tutorial on theredthreadblog.com
With the brown side of the paper facing up, fold in the left and right sides so they meet in the middle. There’s no need to crease the folds. Then tape along the join. I used contrasting washi tape, but you could use clear tape, or if you’d like the join to be less visible, overlap the paper and use double-sided tape. Fold the bottom edge up as shown.

How to make gorgeous gold paper storage sacks :: tutorial on theredthreadblog.com
Open up the base of the sack by folding down the bottom layer of paper. Flatten down the left and right sides as shown. To achieve a flat fold and a point at the outer edges, it helps to put a finger inside the corner.

How to make gorgeous gold paper storage sacks :: tutorial on theredthreadblog.com

Fold the bottom point up so the edge meets the fold, then fold the top point down to meet it. Tape along the centre to secure the base.

How to make gorgeous gold paper storage sacks :: tutorial on theredthreadblog.com
Put your hand inside the sack to open it up. Now scrunch it up to make the side folds less defined.

Roll the top edge over a little way. Don’t make a hard crease then roll the top edge over again. It will look softer and better if you roll instead of fold. Scrunch the sack into a nice shape and you’re done.

Now you can use your lovely gold paper sack as a nice way solve some storage issues or for unique gift wrapping. If you’re using one as a planter, place the pot inside a plastic bag first.

 

How to make gorgeous gold paper storage sacks :: tutorial on theredthreadblog.com

Just like I said: super easy! These gold paper storage sacks are durable and fun and they are perfect to sit on your desk, shelves or even your mantle because they look so good. If you like this tutorial don’t forget to check out SCOUT magazine for more of my tutorials and printables for the festive season and beyond.

 

  • http://thecreatory.com/ Romana

    Simple and elegant!

  • http://www.weebirdy.com Rebecca from Wee Birdy

    Genius tutorial! I’ve always wanted to learn how to make those storage sacks. I think I might even be able to manage making one, too! X

  • http://purplepaperhouse.com.au Pia

    Lisa
    These are gorgeous and SO easy to make.
    I <3 them!

  • http://yeswediy.com/ yes we diy

    simple & Cute!

  • http://www.pottymouthmama.blogspot lexi

    AWESOME!!! I love this Lisa. Definitely going to do this for Christmas.

  • Alisa

    Love this! Have bought my brown paper … now just need to buy the gold paint. Unique wrapping idea for christmas!

  • http://hayleygemma.com.au Hayley

    Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for this tutorial, just absolutely perfect to do with the kids this weekend x

  • http://storagesouthhornchurch.co.uk/ Candice

    Adorable idea! The little storage sack is so cute! Thanks! :*
    Storage South Horn Church Ltd.

  • Toni

    So cute!

  • Chantal Sarkisian

    They have the real deal here! Uashmama paper bags are amazing! I have them in all sorts of colours and sizes. http://uashmama.ca/collections/uashmama/products/metallic-paper-bags