Simple gift wrap pouch

So today I thought I would share a pretty simple and cute gift wrap for the season!
It's actually, technically,  a pouch rather then something you wrap up but i promise it's super easy to make and you can kind of dress it up or down depending on what look your going for. 

For this D.I.Y. the materials are as follows: Burlap (or any other kind of fabric, but I liked the simplicity of the burlap) Fabric scissors Sewing machine (or needle and thread) Easy snap fasteners (I bought mine at Joann's) Hammer Any sort of extra decoration you'd like to use like ribbon, string, bells, etc!

For this D.I.Y. the materials are as follows:

Burlap (or any other kind of fabric, but I liked the simplicity of the burlap)

Fabric scissors

Sewing machine (or needle and thread)

Easy snap fasteners (I bought mine at Joann's)

Hammer

Any sort of extra decoration you'd like to use like ribbon, string, bells, etc!

First I cut off a small portion of my burlap fabric (I think I started mine with about 10 inches by 10 inches, with the intentions of making it smaller). You'll want to make your pouch according to what your putting in there, size wise. In mine I have hand made necklaces that are Christmas gifts for my boyfriends family so my dimensions are going to be pretty small. You'll fold your fabric not quite in half so that there is at least an inch or so on the top that will eventually fold over to make he closing flap.

First I cut off a small portion of my burlap fabric (I think I started mine with about 10 inches by 10 inches, with the intentions of making it smaller). You'll want to make your pouch according to what your putting in there, size wise. In mine I have hand made necklaces that are Christmas gifts for my boyfriends family so my dimensions are going to be pretty small. You'll fold your fabric not quite in half so that there is at least an inch or so on the top that will eventually fold over to make he closing flap.

Once you have cut and folded your fabric into the right size dimensions go ahead and pin down the sides and we'll move to our sewing machine! (With burlap there is not really a "right" or "wrong" side but if you are using a fabric that does have a right and wrong side make sure that the right sides are together before you start sewing!)

Once you have cut and folded your fabric into the right size dimensions go ahead and pin down the sides and we'll move to our sewing machine!

(With burlap there is not really a "right" or "wrong" side but if you are using a fabric that does have a right and wrong side make sure that the right sides are together before you start sewing!)

I just used a straight stitch all the way down the sides and used my back stitch at the ends to ensure that the two pieces of fabric are safely secured.

I just used a straight stitch all the way down the sides and used my back stitch at the ends to ensure that the two pieces of fabric are safely secured.

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Once you have sewn the sides together I took my scissors and cut at a diagonal on the bottom corners so that when i flip my pouch right-side out you can poke the corners out and your pouch will lay prettier!

 

We're almost finished with this tutorial!  And I'm sorry I don't have pictures of the next step, which is the snaps, but I promise they are super easy to install and there should also be instructions on the packaging as well if you need extra help!

So there are four parts that come with a snap. There are two "inserts" (that's what I'll call them) and then the "open" side and the "closed" side to the snap. Basically all you need is a hammer (or some snaps you can buy in a kit that come with a cute little hand held snap into place thing) and you need to just put the two parts together with the fabric in between and tap it with the hammer to secure them together. You do this on both sides of which you will be securing together and ta da! Easy as that. **Sorry if my instructions are real confusing, you may just want to read to instructions that come on the back of the packaging! ha!

And.... TA- DA! Simple and cute hand-made pouch packaging for your special gifts! I dressed mine up with some twine to keep it simple and then added a mini Christmas ball! As It gets closer to the actual day of gift giving though, I may dress it up with my favorite accent...dried (or live) floral! I may put a little sprig of red Illex berry or even a a little piece of rosemary depending on what I can get my hands on! I hope you enjoyed this little packaging tutorial!

And.... TA- DA!

Simple and cute hand-made pouch packaging for your special gifts! I dressed mine up with some twine to keep it simple and then added a mini Christmas ball! As It gets closer to the actual day of gift giving though, I may dress it up with my favorite accent...dried (or live) floral! I may put a little sprig of red Illex berry or even a a little piece of rosemary depending on what I can get my hands on! I hope you enjoyed this little packaging tutorial!

PS, Here are some more ides for that little extra something on top...glittered Christmas balls, bells, candy cane ribbon!

PS, Here are some more ides for that little extra something on top...glittered Christmas balls, bells, candy cane ribbon!