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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