by Jen del Muro
The “Genie Bag” was created as a twist off of something that I had seen at a friend’s house. The original was created with a lunch sack that was cut in half and used cardstock bases measuring 4.25” x 11.” The instructions below are for the mini version. These are fun to personalize by adding handles, flaps and various embellishments; not to mention, that they are quick and easy to make.
- Paper Cutter
- Small Craft Sack
- Other paper and embellishments to design your bag
- Tissue paper
Cut 2 sheets of cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". These will be the bases to the sides of your bag.
Decorate one sheet as you would a card. Although not shown, you make decorate both sheets of cardstock.
Cut craft sack in about half and apply adhesive to sack on both sides. Adhere 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sheets of cardstock to the sack.
**Note** Since the cardstock is larger than the bag, it is wise to put the adhesive on the sack to avoid exposed adhesive.
Put on the finishing touches by stuffing with tissue paper and goodies.
Turn it into a Purse
Cut the covers at an angle and add handles to make your Genie bag look like a purse.
Use your die cut templates
Cut the cover pieces with die cut templates for different shaped bags.