Generic Shopping Bag Assembly

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade
  • Tweezers
  • Good cutting mat
  • Detailing scissors
  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
  • Artist's paint brush to apply craft glue
  • Metal straight-edge ruler to press fold line against for perfect ,every time creases.
  • Round shaft, such as pen/pencil



1. Cut out all pieces. Fold handles lengthwise along fold lines. Triple thick.


2. Glue the entire length of each handle so that the end result is two long, fully lined handles.

Not shown: roll handles around shafted tool such as a pen or pencil after it dries. This will help you get a natural curve to your handle.

3. Take first handle and glue end to blank inner surface of the bag. See the tic marks on the printed side for handle positioning. Allow to dry.

4. Glue the other end of handle when first position has dried. Repeat these steps for second handle.

5. Fold bag piece against straight edge to get clean fold creases. Slather a layer of glue to the long side tab. Use tweezers to press bond between tab and side of bag.

6. Place glue to two small tabs on bottom of bag. Press long plain striped panel to them.

7.  Place glue to long blank side of other panel (the one with the copyright notice). Press into place.

8. Here is the finished product.

Paper Minis™ Miniatures

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