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How to quickly Make this adorable and fun teacher’s goody gift bag

This DIY mesh teacher’s goody gift bag is a great way to put a little bit of your creative self into a thoughtful gift for the teachers in your life. It’s a lovely way to say “thank you” to a teacher. And the best part, it’s so easy and simple to make!

Materials Needed:

Let’s begin by cutting 18 inches of 10″ wide mesh ribbon.

Once cut, lay the mesh on parchment paper and fold the mesh ribbon in half, matching all the side edges and top edges evenly. Begin gluing the right side edges together starting at the top.         You will want to glue the edges in increments to ensure a smooth connection. Apply glue on one edge and press down both edges together on top of the parchment paper. Be sure to press edges tightly together as you glue. It doesn’t take long for the fabric glue to dry.

Continue adding glue along the edges and pressing them together until .  .  .

reaching the folded mesh bottom.

Use the side ends of the parchment paper to press down the glued edges to make sure the edges are secure and seal together. Let dry.

Once dry, turn the goody bag inside out and .  .  .

straighten the bag out.

Next, find a free printable tag online to express your sentiment. Or, you can copy and paste this one on cardstock, and cut out.Use Bowdabra Bow Wire to attach the tag to the mesh goody bag after you fill it with Hershey Kisses or goodies of your choice!

Make the Bow using the Mini Bowdabra:

Insert an 18″ piece of bow wire folded in half into the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under. Leaving the wired ribbon on the roll, pinch the ribbon in the center and twist down into the Mini Bowdabra, leaving six inches for the tail.

Create a loop by folding over the ribbon at the 3″ mark on the ruler.  Twist the ribbon down into the Mini Bowdabra smoothing out the ribbon.

Fold over the ribbon at the 3″ mark on the opposite side, creating another loop, twisting the ribbon down into the Mini Bowdabra.

Next, make another loop, folding over at the same mark, as before, twisting the ribbon down into the Mini Bowdabra and .  .  .

making another 3″ loop on the opposite side for a total of four loops (two on each side) Use the Mini Bowdabra wand to crunch down the bow, using scissors to cut off the excess ribbon.

Dovetail the ends by folding each end together and cutting at an angle from the end up to the fold at an angle.

While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the bow wire through the loop, pulling tightly while gently pulling the bow out.

And finally, tie the bow around the mesh goody bag using the Bowdabra bow wire, and then fluffing the bow and mesh top for a gorgeous look!

Bowdabra's easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website's online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan's Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael's, and Walmart.

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