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How to Make Gift Bags from Wrapping Paper

Today, we’re sharing an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper. See step-by-step how to make your own paper gift bags!

Hello, Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® friends! I’m Pam from The Birch Cottage and I’m back again this month to share a quick and easy DIY project with you. Can you believe we’re a week into February already? Wow, is this year off to a quick start! Since Valentine’s Day is just a week away, I thought it would be a good time to share how to make gift bags from wrapping paper.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

This is a really easy and inexpensive way to make gifts bags. Once you make a gift bag out of wrapping paper, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of this sooner or at least hadn’t tried it before! Plus, it’s the perfect way to wrap all those awkward shaped or hard to wrap gifts. Since Valentine’s Day is just a week away, I thought this would be a timely tutorial as it is the perfect way to wrap all those stuffed animals and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate!

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

I’m not even sure where I first learned how to make gift bags from wrapping paper. I just wish I had actually tried the technique years ago!

How to Make Gift Bags from Wrapping Paper

Supplies:

Instructions:

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

1. You’ll need a piece of wrapping paper big enough to wrap around your gift and then a little extra.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

2. Fold your paper in half so that the edges are overlapping and tape the edge. This will be one of the sides of your bag.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

3. With the taped seam in the middle, fold the bottom of the wrapping paper up about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way up the paper.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

4. Then you’ll open up the bottom that you just folded up and fold down each side in a triangle so that the seams overlap.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

5. Tape the seam.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

6. Open up your bag. The long taped seam will be on one of the sides and, of course, the bottom seam will be taped.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

7. You are now ready to insert your gift into your bag.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

8. Insert your gift in your bag.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

9. Fold down the top of the bag.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

10. Punch two holes in the folded top portion of the bag. {You could also simply tape the top of the bag closed.}

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

11. Insert ribbon through holes and tie in place. You could also punch a hole in a gift tag and run the ribbon through the gift tag hole prior to tying the ribbon.

The Birch Cottage shares an easy tutorial on how to make gift bags from wrapping paper!

There you have it! I hope you found this how to make gift bags from wrapping paper tutorial helpful. I’ve already put this to great use over the holidays.

By the way, if you’ve enjoyed this post, you might like to browse some of these other DIY projects from The Birch Cottage blog:

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