I’m all about Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas! It’s easy to make a DIY gift bag from a simple paper lunch sack. These Christmas wrapping ideas are simple, cute and stylish!
These DIY Gift Bags are perfect for me. I’m a lazy crafter. I like quick crafts with little fuss that look amazing! I wish I had the attention span to spend hours on a project, but I don’t. I also hate gift wrapping. It never turns out the way I want. My expectations outweigh my talents. Because of my lack of gift wrapping detail, I have perfected the gift bag. I use simple kraft paper bags…………. lunch sacks. They’re my favorite, and perfect for a quick gift to a neighbor or a teacher.
Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas
I also love printables. I combined my love of printables with my love of kraft paper bags. My Holiday Cheer printable is back by popular demand because it’s so dang cute. I decided to shrink it down to use for a different purpose other than framing it. Thinkin’ outside the box……. Looks pretty cute!
How to Make a Gift Bag
DIY Gift Bag Supplies
- brown paper lunch sack
- Twine, string or ribbon
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- Decorative Paper
- Craft Scissors – Optional
- Hole Punch
- Decorative Punch – Optional
- Fold paper bag top over and punch two holes.
- After printing out your printables or cutting any shape of decorative paper, punch two holes to match the paper bag.
- Use your string to attach the tag to the bag.
Below, I also used a holiday candy bar wrapper from my friend Marlynn at Urban Bliss Life. Shrunk it down and used scalloped scissors to make a decorative edge. Simple. Didn’t take a ton of time, but once again……..so so cute
Another simple way to create an awesome gift bag is using unconventional materials. We’re already using a lunch sack, so why not also use other paper goods that you normally wouldn’t.
Like old sheet music. I picked mine up at a garage sale and it also happened to be Christmas music. Perfect for making tags or wrapping.
Other ideas…… use maps, newspaper, old books, patterns etc…
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Such fun ideas! And thanks for sharing how you cope. This blog is absolutely a soft place for any of us DIY folks to land on a rough (or unimaginably tragic) day.