Learn how to create DIY gift bags out of a variety of materials – fabric, paper, wrapping paper, and more. Perfect for all sizes of gifts.
I have memories of wrapping gifts when I was younger. When we (my brothers and I) would go to other kids’ birthday parties, we were responsible for wrapping the gifts. My mom would buy the thing, and we would have to wrap it ourselves to take to the party.
Well . . . one time I couldn’t find the wrapping paper and so I used supplies from the recycle bin to wrap a present. I believe it was newspaper and potentially a paper bag. My mom saw it and immediately said, “you’re going to need to re-wrap that.” I don’t think she wanted to send me to a party with a present wrapped in garbage.
And I have to admit – I’m not the Martha Stewart of wrapping. Even when presented with paper, tape, and all the correct supplies, I still have difficulties executing the perfect fold-and-tape situation. My corners aren’t crisp and leave a little something to be desired.
And that’s where DIY gift bags come in! Because guess what my friends: you don’t have to wrap something perfectly when you have a gift bag. They are perfect for those of us who can’t wrap worth a crap, as well as unusually sized or shaped Christmas gift items that might be difficult to wrap.
And just because it’s a gift bag doesn’t mean you can’t personalize it or make it fun! This post is going to show you 50 ways to either make or dress up a gift bag so it’s absolutely perfect for giving to that special person. Who knows . . . they might even like the gift bag more than the gift! 😮
If you’ve got “gift wrap-itis” like I do, you’re going to appreciate these ideas. Just scroll down and take a peek at all of these DIY gift bags using a variety of supplies. Many of them you probably already have in your stash, making a handmade gift bag a budget friendly item as well.
Check out these projects and then let me know which you’ve tried and which are your favorites in the comments. Am I missing a perfect way to bag your gifts that you love? Let me know that too!
DIY Gift Bags
Learn how to make DIY gift bags using all sorts of materials: paper, fabric, Mod Podge, glitter, and more. Give your gifts in style with these simple tutorials, all perfect for beginners.
This project is all about putting love and care into gift wrap – create gorgeous unique no-sew fabric gift bags handmade by you. It’s quick and easy to make a batch of these in one session and you’ll have something ready for a little thank you or hostess gift.
Create these unique DIY gift bags with your favorite Mod Podge formula and sparkly confetti. This is perfect for gift wrapping on a budget! Not only that, but they make great favor bags for parties. So versatile.
When Mother’s Day rolls around, skip the usual box and wrapping paper and give your gift to Mom in a new and unique way. These adorable gift bags are a MUST! Use the template; scrapbook paper and lunch bags make it easy.
Diana likes to give gifts in reusable fabric gift bags! They are super simple to make so that even a beginner sewist can create them. There are loads of different fabrics to choose from depending on the occasion.
If you are looking to step up your gift wrapping game, start by making these Stranger Things inspired gift bags. You can never go wrong with a little pop culture, and these bags are a nod to one of my fave binge-worthy TV obsessions!
Before you know it, Santa will be on the chimney eager to deliver all his special gifts. What a better way to receive a Christmas package than in a personalized santa sack?! Get the cut file and instructions here.
Create your own custom wine bag with and art design heat set using Cricut’s Infusible Ink. Create a Cricut project that is full of color! From start to finish you can make a personalized fabric beverage gift bag in under 30 minutes!
I'm a huge fan of enormous tassels. They add such fun and color to normally plain surfaces! They look perfect on these gift bags, and I absolutely love this cute tutorial, great for a variety of occasions.
When school is coming to a close and it’s time to celebrate with our new graduates as they enter the adult world, we have graduation parties! Why not send them off in style with these adorable embellished DIY graduation gift bags.