How can I turn my other occasion-gift-bags to Christmas-gift-bags?


I have accumulated so many gift bags from

past birthdays and baby shower and would like to get ideas how I can reuse it for the upcoming holidays.

  8 answers
  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Nov 02, 2018

    It is difficult to give you ideas without seeing them. But here goes. If they are plain then add decorated Christmas tags, ribbons, stick on embellishments to match the colour of the bag.

    If they are obviously happy birthday bags, use wrapping paper to cover the bag.

  • Hi there! I agree with the idea above. You can cover the old sentiments with something new. You can either patch the parts that have obvious sentiments on them with old Christmas cards or pretty tissue paper. Here's a tutorial about making bags with paper...but you could modify the idea to use holiday scrapbook paper to cover what you need to.

  • Dixie Dixie on Nov 03, 2018

    My aunt use to decorate plain brown or white bags with old cards and cut-outs from old gift bags.. she would cut a pattern or if it were animals, hearts, flowers etc., she would cut those out and then glue them on to the plain bags. What made them special, “your gift bag” from her was always made from bags or cards you had given her!

  • Michele Michele on Nov 03, 2018

    Add cut outs from old christmas cards. NMow baby shower bags become a childs Christmas gift bag and so on

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Nov 03, 2018

    Hi Jan, if you have some mod podge or clear drying glue, you can decorate with some glitter or something similar. Or sparkly spray paint or paint little snowflakes, bells, snowmen, etc. with nail polish. Have fun!

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  • Michelle Michelle on Nov 04, 2018

    On plain bags I would decorate with Christmas themed washi tape.

    Another idea I used for some of my excess bags was as book covers for my daughter.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 15, 2021

    Hi Jan,

    Add Stars and Baubles cut out from coloured paper and stick them on the bags.