Turn plain and boring paper bags into cute, customized gift wrap for the holidays with this tutorial for Homemade Christmas Gift Bags. Using just a few embellishments you can make gift bags that really stand out. Find out the key to decorating gift bags for Christmas by reading craft designer Carlene's steps below. 

Homemade Christmas Gift Bags


  • Gift bag
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Lace
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Liquid glue
  • Bow
  • Ruler


  1. Measure the front of gift bag.
  2. Cut scrapbook paper to the size of the front of the gift bag.
  3. Glue to front of bag.
  4. Cut lace in 3 or 4 strips at the same size as the width of the bag.
  5. Hot glue first piece of lace to gift bag starting at the bottom. Line up bottom of lace to bottom of bag. Continue to glue and layer lace.
  6. Add bow to top middle of gift bag.
  7. Optional: Tie tag to gift bag handle.





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Oh how cute these little bags are for anyone! I can see adding candy and cookies to these to give away to people as a gift for the holidays! I always need something to store my goodies in, and this makes a perfect option. Have you tried making a larger one?

I love the look of this vintage gift bag!!


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