ONLY 12 WEEKS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS
This Gift Pouch is what you need if the gift you are giving is:
Difficult to wrap
Will easily melt in your hand
- Plastic bottle
- Utility / Craft knife
- Heavy duty Scissors or Kitchen Shears
- Marker Pen
- Hole punch
- Wood / Craft Glue
- Strips of either Coloured paper, Ribbon, Fabric or Plastic bags
- Extra Ribbon – Fabric or Gift Ribbon
I used an empty plastic vinegar bottle for this project however you could use an empty drink bottle or a squat ice cream container with the labels removed
Step 1: Remove labels from your chosen Plastic Bottle
Step 2: Measure the height of your gift and add at least 50mm [2 inches] and transpose this measurement from the base of your bottle and use your Marker Pen to place dot around the bottle at the same height
Step 3: Use your Ruler as your guide to draw a line around your Plastic bottle with your Marker Pen
Step 4: Use a Utility or Craft knife to carefully cut into the Plastic Bottle along your marked line. If your cut is misaligned [ like I did ], use your kitchen shears to tidy it up the edges.
Note: The plastic can be slippery so only have the blade out a few millimetres
Step 5: Measure the circumference of the top of your bottle and divide this so that each of our vertical tabs will be evenly spaced
Step 6: Use your Scissors or Shears to cut your vertical tabs and finish evenly at the base of your plastic bottle
Tip: You can remove the marker pen lines with methylated spirits and rubbed off with paper towel
Step 7: Use a Hole Punch to place a hole at the end of each tab.
I used a standard office two hole punch using it in my hand to gauge the middle of each tab
Step 8: Start weaving back and forth between each tab. Once you reach the end, glue the ends of the strip together.
I used coloured paper from a supermarket catalogue and double-sided my colour by gluing the same colour on the reverse.
Step 9: Repeat Step 8 until you reach the desired height allowing around 50mm [2 inches] at the top as you will need this space when you bring the top together when sealing your pouch.
Step 10: Weave either a fabric ribbon or gift ribbon through the holes you have punched through the top and pull to close.
I couldn’t help myself, I had to make another pouch. This one is weaved with some plastic tape I had received as packaging. Not sure what exactly it is, but maybe you could enlighten me.
This time, I threaded gift ribbon through the holes of the second pouch