These Christmas gift bags take only a few minutes to make. And they're a great way to recycle old Christmas cards or wrapping paper!
Quick, Easy and Inexpensive DIY Christmas Gift Bags
I like to use white and brown craft bags. You can get them at any craft store.
Gather up all the old Christmas cards you've received over the years. Hopefully you kept them! If not, maybe you have some new ones that you never sent.
Cut the back off of the card. Use a glue stick or Elmer's glue and a paint bush and just glue the card front to the front of the bag.
This one is easiest with larger images on the paper like this poinsettia. Look for paper that has pine cones, poinsettias, amaryllis or even a Nativity scene that will fill most of the front of the bag.
Just glue the cutout to your bag and you're done!
Cut out a simple snowflake from a sheet of white paper and glue that to a bag.
This is a piece of wallpaper border. It's just a sample I took out of a discontinued wallpaper book. I don't think I'd ever put it on my wall but on a DIY Christmas gift bag?? It's perfect!
Think about anything else you might be able to glue to a gift bag:
Like sheet music of a Christmas song
Or a page from and old Christmas story book
Or a family photo
The possibilities are endless...
Now just add a pretty ribbon and coordinating tissue paper and you're good to go!
If you use tissue paper that is only printed on one side
Twist it in the middle
Then fold it in half and both sides will have the pattern on it. Now you can stuff it in your bag and it will be beautiful!
- Craft Bags (Michael's)
- Christmas Cards, Gift Wrap (Had on hand)
- Glue Stick (Michael's)
- Wire Ribbon (Amazon)
- Tissue Paper (Amazon)