If you know me, you know that I’d rather make my own gift bags versus buy them at the store. Handcrafted gift bags are easier to make than you might think and you probably already have the supplies on hand.
For my latest gift wrap project, I made some spring inspired gift bags using wrapping paper, ribbon and craft bags from Paper Mart. I created a variety of sizes and decorated each one differently to show you how easy it is to customize handmade gift bags. And I created a how-to guide that you can download (link at end of the post).
Once you’ve made your first handcrafted gift bag you’ll see how quick and easy it is to make a bag to fit any size gift or any gift occasion.
DIY GIFT BAGS
You can see that I made different styles of ribbon handles for each bag. My favorite is the braided handle on the large striped bag.
To create the braid, I cut three equal lengths of ribbon and braided them together. Once the ends were inserted through the holes at the top of the bag, I tied them in a knot to secure the ends.
On the large floral bag below, I punched holes on the corners and in the center and tied ribbons through the holes. I used white hole reinforcements to protect the holes from tearing.
tip: Everyday office supplies can make great gift wrap embellishments.
The mini chevron bags I taped to the front of my gift bags holds a kraft gift tag. The bags would also be great to hold sweet treats with an Easter gift.
Paper Mart sells the chevron bags in three sizes and 8 colors and I love using them in gift wrap projects.
Periwinkle Floral Wrapping Paper // Mini Chevron Bags // Similar Craft Flowers // Silver Glitter Gift Tags
I you want to embellish your bags even more, you can glue on fabric or paper flowers like I did.
Periwinkle Floral Wrapping Paper // Mini Chevron Bags // White Gift Tags // Paper Hole Reinforcement
Paper Mart has one of the largest selections of satin ribbon on the market with over 50 colors and 10 widths to choose from. #oneofeachplease
Spring is gift giving season. Stock up on your favorite wrapping paper and ribbon so you can personalize your gifts with a handmade gift bag.
To see other projects I made using Paper Mart products, check out these posts…