I’m giving some small homemade gifts to my sisters this year and wanted some little Christmas bags for them. I didn’t want to keep adding to the price of the gift, so I decided to make them myself from wrapping paper.
I have a nice collection of wrapping paper and I try to add a few rolls to it every year. All the papers have a brown paper bag type of background. I corral them every year into a large container and set them next to the Christmas tree to use as a Christmas decoration.
Usually each Christmas season I cover a few papier mache boxes to use for gifts and also as decorations. Truth be told, they are my favorite of all my decorations. I have a hard time resisting adding to my collection every season.
Some of the boxes I just paint and decorate, keeping them more simple.
But this post is about little Christmas bags, and so I better get to the point of the post. I looked online for directions on how to make gift bags, and there are many options to choose from and lots of varieties . . . the sky is the limit.
My first attempt was tedious, took a long time, and gave me a headache.
But the following morning, I made several more and they went together quickly and easily.
This is the tallest bag at 7 inches. The smallest one is 5 inches tall and the base of each bag is 3 inches square. You can make any size you need, and I needed tiny, so these were perfect for the small gifts I had to put in them.
For me, packaging is an important part of the gift, and honestly I had just as much fun (maybe more) making the bags as the gifts inside.
Wishing every one a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.