You remember the Oscars? A couple of weeks ago?
We had some people over to watch and I spent a couple of days prepping the food and I made these little popcorn bags to serve kettle corn in. Here’s how I did it.
First I printed my text on the sheets. I put the document in landscape view, centered the text and positioned it a few spaces down from the top edge but still near the top.
Then I marked for the creases. My marking were at 2.5″, 3″ and 3.5″ from the edge.
Then I took some markers and drew an oval around the text and stripes on the fronts of the bags.
Then I cut a notch out of the top edge of the bag and a flap at the bottom edge. These were only about a half inch deep each.
After that I started to assemble the bags. First I folded the creases.
In case the pictures are less than clear I essentially made a small inverted pleat about a half inch deep on each side of the bag using my crease marking guidelines.
Then I glued the bags together. First I glued the back seam and let it dry for a bit while resting under a heavy book, then I glued up the bottom flap and put it back under the heavy book for about an hour.
And now the secret. I never used them. I was so busy prepping the rest of the food that I completely forgot to pop the corn. At least I got a post out of it!