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How To Make Your Own Holiday Gift Bags

diy gift bag-5I almost never buy gift bags. They’re just never something I ever pick up unless I need a filler at Walgreens. So because of that, they’re just not something I have in the house in case I need one. It’s easy enough to just make your own holiday gift bags, though.

All you need it wrapping paper, tape, and a box of some sort. Oh, I guess I can say that you need wrapping paper skills, although a lack of wrapping paper skills is probably why you want to put something in a gift bag in the first place.

What You’ll Need:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Tape
  • Box (I used a box of Mueller’s pasta)

What You’ll Do:

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Cut a piece of wrapping paper large enough to wrap the box.

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Wrap it just as you would a present, taping the ends and back.

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Don’t close one end. Use that to slide the box out.

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Make sure the creases are tight.

That’s it. You’re done. So super easy and it works great in a pinch. Wrapping paper that’s a little thicker will work better than a thinner paper, so if you have a few rolls to choose from, be sure to pick the thickest.

Amanda @ The Kolb Corner

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

Such a simple idea, but not something I would have thought of!

Sandra Garth

Saturday 10th of December 2016

This is a great idea and a neat way to think "outside the box".

Seana Turner

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

Such a simple and cute technique. Great to be able to whip up a gift bag at a moment's notice. Merry Christmas Season!


Thursday 3rd of November 2016

I like that. Using it today. Thanks.


Sunday 3rd of January 2016

I love this! It looks way more doable than the complicated tutorial floating around Facebook.