Voila! Gather the paper together in the middle so that you are able to hold it in your non-dominant hand. The paper in this image is a wee bit old; the newer the paper, the better it will "poof up" when flicked. But, the wrist flick method worked really well! Turn it upward, and it should be ready to place in the gift bag. However, this older saved tissue paper will still make a beautiful gift bag, as you shall soon see. Thinks so much for the help. I have been struggling to make gift bags look nice for years, thanks! Three to five sheets often suffice. The designs on my tissue paper looked too crumpled when I finished. Grasp a piece of tissue paper in the middle. This is such a help. THANK YOU!!! i just used the wrist flick to wrap a present for a game at my party: everyone brings a present and people take turns taking them from a big pile or stealing them. It really worked! This article will illustrate two methods for achieving a professional look when preparing your gift bag. Learn two professional-looking techniques in this article. Thank you Thank You especially the fan folding! THANK YOU!!! everyone wanted mine and it was stole 11 times! The fan method: step-by-step illustrations. After you've worked your creases, you should still be holding the tissue paper, and it will look like a fan on both sides. Repeat the steps above with four or five pieces of color-coordinated paper. Thankyou so much! Make a flicking motion with your wrist and arm. Many thanks! moonlake from America on December 27, 2008: I bought large bags this year and everything in one bag for each person. Et al... is happy to share her gift-wrapping and tissue paper-prettifying skills with others. In this example, a large gift bag is being used; therefore, the long sides are grasped. If you feel it necessary, you can tug lightly on the edges a bit to get the paper to look as you wish; however, don't do too much tweaking or the paper will begin to look used and unfresh. You can also buy greeting cards for close to nothing in these places. Grasp the tissue paper on the sides and bring them toward one another. Doing so will begin to make nice little creases in your tissue paper. Granddaughters loved pulling out each item and looking in to see if there was more. Repeat the above steps with several more pieces of paper—the more, the better. Everyone knows it goes in the bag, but just how do those boutiques and fancy department stores make their gift bags look so picture-perfect? Thanks for giving two methods! Apr 1, 2019 - Explore Teresa McDonald's board "Paper Bag Decorating" on Pinterest. Thanks for the tips! Alternatively, you can fold them so that one fan is in front of the other and a tad lower. Now, fold the sides together so that they meet to form a larger fan. Both are beautiful and look different—be sure to scroll down and view the finished look for the wrist flick method as well. will try your methods Right Now! As you create a sheet, tuck it into the gift bag. Many people are choosing gift bags over the traditional and more time-consuming wrapping-paper alternative. Hold the gathered paper in one hand while using your other hand to tug lightly on the edges of the paper. I always end up just pushing it all into the bag and it looks terrible. THANK YOU!!! Thanks for the instructions. It's almost got as many comments now as my article on how to pop your back using the bathtub. However, many are at a loss about what exactly to do with the tissue paper. Tada! I will definitely give your tips a try. maybe cause I'm a guy, but I still couldn't get it to look so neat and professional. Thanks for the ideas and the excellent illustrations. why didn't i think of it before!! I couldn't get the fan method to work right... mine was larger and extremely cheap tissue paper. This gift bag features tissue paper placed with the "fan method.". Thanks so much. 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