To make a gift bag, you will need:
- four sheets of magazine pages
- a fifth sheet for a ribbon
- scissors or a paper cutter (recommended)
- scotch tape
- stapler (for ribbon)
Tear out the pages. Trim off the rough edge.
Cut two of the magazine pages in half.
Fold two of the halves in half.
Discard one of the halves. (Or use it toward your ribbon.) Cut the remaining half so that its length equals the width of your magazine pages.
Turn everything ugly side up and tape as much as possible from the inside. Fold the "front" over the top and tape the sides and bottom.
To make a ribbon, tear out an additional magazine page and cut in one-inch strips. Fold the end around to make a loop and staple in the middle. Stack the loops and staple them all together. Hide the staples with a remaining strip rolled up into a tight circle and taped to the middle.
Not bad for packaging a homemade gift or maybe something that actually is Gucci. (Fool them all with the cheap bag.)