Make your own quick and easy DIY gift bags for an eco friendly alternative to wrapping paper, and save money while doing so!
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DIY gift bags are something I try to use as much as possible. You know I’m all about repurposing and upcycling if I can. Why not make a gift bag instead of buying pre-made?
It’s not only a great way to personalize a gift, but it also saves money. These gift bag options include repurposed paper bags, no-sew and easy sew options.
You can also make the gift bag part of the gift. as something the recipient can use over and over again. Take a look and let me know what your favorite is!
21 Quick And Easy Ideas For DIY Gift Bags
We've gathered 21 super easy DIY gift bags that will come in so handy for gift giving season. Whether you have a birthday party, or need a holiday gift, there are gift bag options for everyone on your list.
Unicorn Gift Bag Tutorial
Look at how adorable these DIY unicorn gift bags are! What a fun way to give a gift and it's surprisingly easy to make.
Paper Bag Gift Bag upcycling
Turn basic paper bags into a pretty gift bag. This idea will work with any size or shape of paper bag, the ones I had just happened to be tall and thin.
Glitter Dipped Gift Bags
Create some beautifully blingy gift bags that take hardly any time to make and cost very little. Wouldn't it be fun to receive a gift in a glitter bag?
Christmas Gift Bag Mini Shoppers Tutorial
Learn how to make an adorable mini shoppers gift bag with this DIY tutorial. It's a fun and practical way to use up little scraps of festive fabric.
DIY Stamped Burlap Gift Bags
An easy and adorable gift wrapping idea is to use cute little burlap bags that you can decorate for the holidays, or birthdays. Fill them with candy and a gift card and you're ready to go!
How to Make a Gift Bag for Christmas with Cricut EasyPress 2
Easily turn a blank canvas bag into a beautiful gift bag using a Cricut EasyPress 2 and some iron-on vinyl.
Easy DIY Gift Wrap
You can embellish inexpensive gift bags, creating EASY adorable wrapping and not getting overwhelmed. Set up a gift wrapping table with the supplies and have a fun craft night, while getting your gifts wrapped!
Wolf Gift Bag Tutorial for a Wolf Birthday Party
Use felt and the free included printable wolf mask templates to turn a plain paper gift bag into a wonderful wolf gift bag,
Heat N Bond Holiday Gift Bags
This no-sew project is perfect for people who can't sew, but still want to use fabric with their Cricut.
How to Make Decorative Gift Bags for Any Occasion
Make decorative gift bags for a fraction of the cost that they charge. Add your favorite embellishments to make them unique.
How to Make a Waxed Canvas Gift Pouch
These waxed canvas gift pouches are a quick and easy project and they are just the right size to wrap gift cards or jewelry. The recipient can reuse this bag as a jewelry travel pouch, or change purse.
Upcycled Sweater Projects Wine Gift Bag
This upcycled sweater projects wine gift bag is so easy to make that it will become your favorite repurposed project.
DIY Wedding Groomsmen Gifts They'll Actually Use
How fun are these bow tie gift bags? Perfect for a wedding, or gift for Father's Day. So simple to make and you can make a bunch for a bachelor party for cheap!
DIY Beautiful Book Page Bags Craft
Upcycle old book pages into creative paper gift bags. Embellish them and really make them special. This is a super inexpensive way to give a gift card too.
Cotton Candy Favor Bag or Gift Bag Tutorial
You can create the cutest cotton candy favor bags quickly and easily with this simple DIY. Wouldn't this be a great way to give homemade sweets?
DIY Star Gift Box
This DIY gift box works like a gift bag, as well. Just punch holes in the tips of the stars, and add your own ribbon or twine handle.
Gift Giving with Pretty wooden gift bags
A great idea for gift giving is to use pretty wooden gift bags. You can personalize them with wood letters for their initials
We love to give reusable Santa bags as an ecofriendly alternative to gift wrap. They also make cleanup a breeze, which is a huge plus!
These DIY fabric gift bags are a great eco friendly alternative to wrapping paper and will save money, as they can be used over and over again.
Create a DIY art bag and give it as part of the gift. It's a simple sew project that you can personalize too!
Customize a blank tote bag to use as a gift bag and fill it with the present, or simply add a tag or card. This horse tote bag was so easy to make with vinyl.
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