Homemade Gift Bag Craft

DIY Gift Bag Craft

It’s easy to make your own gift bags using wrapping paper or even newspaper. This is great for Mother’s Day, Teacher Gifts, birthdays or any occasion. Make sure the gift is not so heavy that it tears the gift bag apart.


The earliest versions of gift wrap originate from the 1600s, when the Japanese introduced the furoshiki, a reusable wrapping cloth, into their gifting techniques. In Korea, the bojagi became another variation of the reusable gift fabric that many folk religions would turn to during the Three Kingdoms period. The idea of using these materials to wrap presents was a notion believed to bring recipients protection and good fortune. Source: Ribbon by Design – The Surprising History and Evolution of Gift Wrapping

  • Wrapping paper or newspaper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Box for shape
  • Ribbon
  • Hole Punch

  1. Any kind of paper. Any box. Wrap like a present leaving one end open. Be sure to tape securely so the bag doesn’t open when the present is inserted.
  2. Slide box out.
  3. Gift goes inside fold down the top.
  4. Punch holes.
  5. Lace ribbon thru holes.
  6. Tie a bow


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