Snowman Gift Bag

Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Christmas, Crafts, Holidays | 25 comments

This Snowman Gift Bag is a unique way of wrapping any small present. It’s a gift that will get noticed for sure! This DIY project is simple enough for kids to make, too! Use it as an art project in the classroom or a fun craft to do at home.

Snowman Gift Bag

Do you give friends homemade candy at Christmas time? No need to buy those tins! Use these cute Snowman Gift Bags instead!

The materials are inexpensive and easy to find.


White bakery bags or white lunch bags (I found these at Walmart next to the brown lunch bags – 50 bags for under $2.00)  The white lunch bags are slightly smaller than the bakery bags, but I’ll give you the adjusted sizes for each bag.

Orange and Black Fun Foam or Construction Paper (Fun Foam looks better, but either works)

2 black buttons

1  or 1  1/4 inch wide ribbon any color

1 small flower or yellow construction paper for a buckle (optional)

Permanent Marker or black crayon



Fold the bakery bag down 3 1/2 inches. (Lunch bag size – fold down 3 inches) The top of the bag has one side that has a notch in it. Fold that notched side down so it is on the under side of the fold.

Snowman Gift Bag

Curve the folded bottom edge to look like the bottom half of a circle.

Snowman Gift Bag

For the hat, cut a black rectangle about 6  3/4 inches wide and  3  1/2 inches tall. (for the bakery bag)  For the lunch bag, make the rectangle about  5  3/4 inches by 3  1/2 inches.

Leave a brim of about 1  1/4 inch.  Cut in about an inch or so to form the top of the hat.

Add ribbon to the hat along with a flower or buckle.

Glue hat on top of the folded part of the bag.

Glue buttons on for eyes or draw black circles.

Add black dots with a permanent marker for the mouth.

Cut an orange triangle for a nose and add last.

Your bag is done!

Snowman Gift Bag


By making templates for the hat and nose, kids can easily handle this craft!  If using for a classroom project, drawing black circles for eyes cuts down on the cost of buttons.

Now, bag your homemade goodies in this cute Snowman Gift Bag and take to a neighbor or relative! These cute bags make great treat bags for a winter party or place a gift in it for a special child.  Whoever receives it, will be delighted!




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  1. Hey Phyllis, featuring these cute gift bags this week on the creative challenge! hope you can stop by and say hey 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. Woo Hoo! We featured you at The Project Stash! I can’t wait to see what you link up this week! 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing this adorable gift bags project! Love all your stuff you do! Hugs Maria, will feature this on Fabulous Friday Party this friday congrats Maria

  4. What a great tip! Hello, my name is Misty, from The LadyPrefers2Saveand I’m one of the new co-hosts for the Merry Monday Linky Party! I wanted to write and thank you for linking up to this weeks Merry Monday party, as well as to let you know that your post will be linked to the Merry Monday Pinterest board, as well my social media accounts. I would love to have you also stop by my blog as well! Thanks for linking up at the Merry Monday’s Linky Party this week, and I hope to see you linking up next week as well. Have an awesome week!

    • Thanks for visiting! I stopped by your blog! Thanks for the invite!

  5. Lovely ideas 🙂 thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays,,, pinned and featured this week at the blog hop

  6. Oh how cute! This would make for an awesome project for school. Thanks for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. This post will be shared via FB, Twitter and Pintest. Have a wonderful week.

    • Yes, a fun school project! Thanks for sharing!

  7. These are so stinkin’ cute! I love them! Thank you for the tutorial!!

    • Thank you for stopping by!

  8. Super cute idea, I’m passing it to my mom who teaches second grade. This would be awesome for them!

    • Second grade would be perfect for making these! Thanks for passing it on!

  9. These would be really cute for my daughter to put her friend’s Christmas gifts in.

    • Yes, it would! I’m sure they would be delighted!

  10. Thanks for sharing your project at the Say G’Day linky party. I’ve just pinned this to the Say G’Day Saturday board.

    Hope you are having a great week.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  11. I love how cute and simple these are! Pinned it!

  12. Great job! These turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing your project on the Monday Funday Party!

    • I’m a bit partial, but I like these, too!

  13. Adorable, thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

  14. Omgosh. I actually remember doing this in school, and freaking loved it! I just love the ridiculously clever crafts we used to do as kids and how economical they were too!! Even though I’m all grown up, I may just do this for my department for fun, because I’m just a big kid at heart 🙂

    Dear Sunny Vintage

    • They’re cute and fun to do! I’m sure everyone will love it!

  15. G’day! How cute! Thanks for coming and sharing at our #SayGdayParty Please make sure to revisit if you haven’t already and say G’day to the hosts and another person at the party Pinned Cheers! Joanne What’s On The List? Sharing is Caring!

  16. Love this!! Such a clever idea to make something small look really fancy – and the kids can help too even better 🙂

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