Fastest Way To Make Gift Bags From Any Paper

Remember all those times when we wished there was a gift bag handy for a spontaneous gift giving? Here's a very useful hack- the FASTEST, no-brainer way to make gift bags of all sizes from gift wrap or any paper!
With this simple hack, even if you think you are hopelessly clumsy, you can sneak away from your guests for just 5 minutes and emerge with a gift inside a gift bag you just made, shhh...
The cardboard box is our secret little helper!
Now it's the perfect opportunity to re-use some gift wrapping paper, or any paper. Take a piece long enough to wrap around the box, or join 2 pieces together with tape.
Wrap the paper around the box, tape at the end, and press along the 4 sides so the edges are more defines. Wrap the bottom portion like how you would wrap a gift box, secure with clear tape. Slide the "gift bag" out of the box frame. Fast, right??
A couple of handles are all we need to finish this gift bag. Ribbons are great choices!
Happy holidays!! To see more details and cool tips, such as how to make super chic striped handles, visit the link below!

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Dsi7774763
    on Nov 27, 2016

    Do you need to add some stiffer paper to the top of the bag, where the cord/ribbon handles needs to go through?

    • Joann Felters
      on Feb 6, 2018

      I think if you fold down the tops, it makes the paper stronger/sturdier.
      Missed how she secured the ribbon or yarn strings...guessing she tied in a knot(?).

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  • Eli15686711
    on Dec 17, 2016

    Yes. Definitely! I see many custom-sized, inexpensive, easy to make, gift bags in my future! Thank you!

  • Carey
    on Feb 10, 2017

    Also if you need a sturdier bag, use a Cereal box inside and if you want to be really fancy you can either line it inside the same way but leave the cereal box inside the wrap bag. Or you can made the bottom of it sturdier by covering a piece of a cereal box cut to the inside dimensions and place it in the bottom of the bag. An Oatmeal box decorated with ribbon for handles could also be an unusual but effective bag.

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