A paper purse is a great attraction for children who can keep storing treats in it, mainly influenced by their parents. This is one of the popular craft ideas that can be an ideal creative activity for all children. More so, they can be endless shapes, sizes, colors and patterns to suit every child’s imagination. Even adults can take up making paper handbags as a hobby. Let’s see how to make a paper wallet.

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What do you need to make a paper wallet?

  • Empty cardboard box or thick sheet of paper
  • Patterned and solid color papers
  • Decorative stones and beads
  • Velcro
  • cutter and scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Rule
  • Ribbon

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Instructions for making a paper handbag:

  • The first step is to open the empty card box or take a thick paper of at least 12″X12″,
  • Measure and draw the outline of your paper purse according to the design you have envisioned, leaving two inches on the sides for overlapping folding.
  • Don’t forget to keep extra measurements at the top for it to be folded over like a flap cover for the paper wallet.
  • Use scissors to cut out the shape you designed for your paper purse.
  • Double check the measurements and cut the extra paper outside the measurements.
  • Fold it over so that the two thumbs on the sides and the top flap are folded over to overlap the body.
  • Paste colored or patterned paper on the outside.
  • Trim the sides and shape the ends of the flap into rounded edges.
  • Glue the sides of the purse so that the shape forms a package like receptacle inside which will be covered by the top flap.
  • Attach the Velcro piece inside the flap so that the counterpart is attached to the outside of the purse, but hidden from view due to the overlap.
  • Prepare an accordion fold with colored paper and cut it into different shapes.
  • Stick them on the handbag outside in designer patterns to give it an elegant look.
  • Secure the ribbon in the inside fold of the flap to make a handle for the purse.
  • You can freely decorate your handbag using decorative stones and beads.
  • Your beautiful handbag is ready to go.
  • An elegant paper handbag is in her hand. Store and preserve the things you value

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The result of your efforts is a pretty and elegant paper handbag. Children, like adults, can store their belongings inside. Paper wallets can be designed for different purposes and you can store things in them depending on the size of the paper wallet. It can also be a great gift idea, apart from the satisfaction that comes with such creative craft ideas.

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