Paper Purse

Apr 14, 2011

I’ve had several emails sent my way asking how I created the paper purse in the Memory Makers Blog Bounce Creativity Blooms blog post. Below are the steps to create your own paper purse if you want. It’s easy to make.

First you need to start out with a piece of paper cut to 8″ square. This is my favorite size. But the smaller your square the smaller your purse and the larger the square the larger the purse.

Next fold the patterned paper in half by bringing the bottom point up to the top point. If you want a tight crease I suggest you use a bone folder.

Bring the right pointed end all the way over to the left side of the triangle as shown below. Using a strong liquid adhesive attach the folded piece to the patterned paper. The point should meet with the edge of the triangle.

Now bring the left pointed end all the way over to the right side of the triangle as shown below. Using a strong liquid adhesive attach the folded piece to the patterned paper. The point should meet with the edge of the triangle.

Fold one piece of the upper portion down and attach to the base of the purse using a strong liquid adhesive as shown below.

Turn the purse over and fold the remaining top piece down and attach it to the base of the purse using a strong liquid adhesive as shown below.

Once the adhesive is dry you now have a paper purse as shown below. It will not stay open just so you know. This purse is perfect to hold a gift card or sweet tags. Now all you need to do is alter the purse as you wish. To create the handle on mine I punched two small holes, one on each side of the purse using a crop-a-dile and then set an eyelet in each hole. I placed the ends of a chenille stem into the holes about an inch worth on each side and twisted the stem to secure it in place. I then wrapped the stem with seam binding and knotted it at one end, added a stitched triangle piece of patterned paper to the part I folded down and attached a flower.

Have fun making these. They are perfect for any occasion.

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  • Janice

    Greetings Lisa,

    These purses are too cute! How do come up with such inspiring new ideas on a daily basis and make it look so easy and fun?. So many projects…so little time!
    I am still trying to get the Maya Road Portrait stamps sop I can make the charms.

    Fun Stuff Lisa,

    Pearls, Stickles and Glitter SHINE ON~

    Janice

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