DIY Gift Bags

Posted by on December 10, 2014 in Art Project, Christmas, Crafts, Holidays | 9 comments


DIY Gift Bags are fun to make, easy to use and delightful to receive! They make gift-giving even more special when it’s in one of these cute DIY Gift Bags! Kids can make them, too. It is a wonderful classroom or individual project. 

( OK, this is another DIY Gift Bag idea. I got going by doing a snowman and then Olaf and then couldn’t stop with the ideas. So now you also have a reindeer, penguin, puppy and Santa! )


DIY Gift Bags

Materials are inexpensive and easily found. The bags are under $2.00 for 50 in the grocery department of Walmart next to the regular lunch bags. Other materials include fun foam or construction paper, felt, and glue (if using foam, be sure you use a special glue).  I used a combination of fun-foam and construction paper on these samples, but if you’re doing it in a classroom, all construction paper works fine and keeps the cost down.

Personally, I like a bit of dimension that the combination gives. For kids, it is harder to cut and more expensive to use the foam.


First, gather all your materials…..

Fun foam or construction paper, white bags, scissors, glue, pom-poms, cotton balls, permanent marker and felt

On the following pictures, there are approximate sizes for each piece. 


Santa Gift Bag

DIY Gift Bags


 Puppy Gift Bag

DIY Gift Bags



Rudolph or Reindeer Gift Bag  


DIY Gift Bags


Penguin Gift Bag 

The only difference for the Penguin Bag is the face piece. Cut from a piece of white  3 1/2 inches by  2  3/4 inches. The orange triangle beak is 3/4 in. by 3/4in.

On the Santa and Penguin bag, add a touch of blush on the cheeks with a q-tip. 

When you have placed the gift in the bag, secure on the sides with a small amount of tape. Now, watch for the comments on your cute DIY Gift Bags. These aren’t just for kids! 

DIY Gift Bags




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  1. These are so cute! I think I like the reindeer the best. =)
    Visiting from Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

  2. These are all so cute. I think the puppy is my favorite.

    • Yes, he could be made for any time of the year!

  3. Thanks for your lovely contribution..:)!!!

  4. Well, those are mighty cute! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Creative Mondays. Have a great week!

  5. This are so darn cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • My pleasure! They are easy to do!

  6. Those are so cute! Great for coworkers too! Found you on the Practically Functional party!

    • Yes, cute bags for any occasion! Thanks for stopping by!

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