Gift wrap ideas: DIY confetti bags

Gift wrap ideas - DIY confetti bagsGift bags are a great way to wrap holiday gifts . . . but they can get pricey, can’t they?

I came up with an easy and inexpensive way to give a gift in a gift bag… that is still fun and festive… just add a little confetti! Sparkle always works around Christmas, right?

You can get plain gift bags at the craft store a lot cheaper than the fancy holiday themed ones in the stores. I picked up these simple white paper sacks at three for a dollar . . . but any plain, white gift bag will work.

Make gift wrap - DIY confetti gift bagsWant to see how to make these sparkly bags? It is really easy!

Supplies Needed:
Plain gift bags
Mod Podge, Gloss or Satin formula


Brush on a wide, thick stripe of decoupage across the front of the bag.

Sprinkle on the confetti and shake off any excess. This has the potential to be a messy process… but just wait, it is worth it! To minimize the mess, have a tray or trash can handy nearby to catch any of the loose confetti.

diy-confetti-gift-bag-03Once the decoupage is dry, brush another coat of Mod Podge over top of the confetti to seal it down.

Allow the bag to dry and fill it with a gift for the holiday!

DIY gift bags using confettiWith the confetti, this would also be a great way to wrap a hostess gift around New Years Eve, too! I’m planning to use these simple paper bags as wine bags for hostess gifts this coming month.

Fun, simple and sparkly . . . my kinda gift wrapping!

Madigan made
About the Podger: You might call Shannon the Clark Kent of craft blogging. By day, she is a pharmacist and by night she shares simple ideas for crafts, décor and much more with her readers. She also craves chocolate, loves a thrifty find and tries (often unsuccessfully) to avoid glue gun burns. You can find Shannon on her blog, Madigan Made, and on FacebookTwitterGoogle + or Pinterest, too.


  1. says

    Whenever I buy confetti for an event, I always have bags of it left over. they usually spill and I have a big mess to clean up. This is a great project to use up the leftovers and help me create interesting gift bags. Great tutorial. Thanks!