This super cute gift bag can be made in less than 15 minutes and is inexpensive.  It is perfect for giving a Valentines Day treat or a special birthday gift.  I love that I can personalize each bag to the person to whom I am giving a gift.

Homemade gift bag


  • Scissors
  • Hole Puncher
  • Glue Runner or Scotch Tape
  • Confetti Filler
  • Small Paper Bag with Handles
  • Curling Ribbon (thin enough to fit into diameter of hole punch)
  • Decorative Stickers and/or markers

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You can add or subtract items to your own personal creativity.

First, Cut the paper bag about 2/3 from the top.  Then cut the handles off the top of the bag and place the top portion that you cut into the bottom of the bag.  This will keep your bag open and taut.

Next, use your hole punch and punch out holes in a horizontal line (about 1/4″ from the top of the bag) and equal in length.  Weave the ribbon in and out through the holes all the way around the bag.  Once the ribbon ends meet you can curl the ends and add a decorative touch.  I always start the ribbon on a corner side and glue a decal on to secure it.  You can also make a bow tie.

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The next step is to decorate the bag.  I usually use stickers, decals, markers, and custom labels for my bags but you can use whatever materials you choose.

After you have decorated the bag, add the confetti paper to the bottom of the bag as a cushion (and it looks cute).

Lastly, add your gifts and you are done!

If you try this craft, I would love to see pictures of what cool and creative ideas you come up with!


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January 17, 2013

Cute DIY Gift Bag – Perfect for Valentines Day!! #TBCCrafters

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  1. Jamie

    January 17th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Briliant – sometimes I feel bad about just giving a bag, now I can make something of it!! Thanks!! Pinned!!

  2. Denise Seegobin

    January 17th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Excellent idea

  3. Mary Hitchings

    January 17th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Super cute idea. Way to improve upon old fashioned gift giving without breaking the bank! 😉

  4. Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva

    January 17th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    great idea!!! love it

  5. Ellen Christian

    January 17th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    What a cute idea. There are so many different things you could fill it with!

  6. Lois Jones

    January 17th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    This is a fun idea and easily personalized!!

  7. Rose Powell

    January 17th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    How adorable. I love how you decorated your bags! The flowers are a cute touch! This is a keeper!