To make these simple gift bags, I started by cutting my wrapping paper to the size I wanted.
Then I folded both sides to meet and overlap in the middle. I cut some double-sided tape and taped the seam. You can also use normal tape to tape the seam. But I think double-sided tape makes the whole thing look better.
Next, I folded the bottom and flattened the corners to create a somewhat diamond shape, as can be seen in the pictures below. Then I folded the top and bottom lips to meet and overlap in the middle.
Then I taped the seam with double-sided tape. With the bottom of the gift bag secured, I opened the bag and put the gifts in.
Then I folded the top twice, punched 2 holes through the top to thread some ribbon or twine, and that was it!
Here are the gift bags! Don’t they look so cute?
By the way, with the same method you can also make gift bags with handles like the one shown in the picture below. You can click here to see that tutorial.
Ok, so far we have covered most of the styles, but not the modern, fancy-schmancy gift wrapping ideas. We won’t need glitter, but let’s bring some confetti to the party, shall we?
This one is so very easy! I know it may seem a bit messy, but don’t worry about the mess, because the second gift wrapping idea will clear most of the mess away (if not all)… really!
Looks lovely doesn’t it? I bet you’re wondering how I’ll make that confetti mess go away. Well here it is: I put a sheet of cellophane wrap underneath the surface I used the confetti on and I swiped all the confetti onto that cellophane wrap.
Next, I wrapped my gift with a solid color wrapping paper and placed it on the confetti-covered cellophane. I then wrapped the gift with that cellophane wrap leaving the confetti in between the two wrappers.
The best thing about this gift wrap is that when someone shakes the gift box, all the confetti shakes together with it. 😉
And to wrap it all up, last but not least, I have a great gift card idea box for you: cute mini toolboxes. Don’t you just love it?
This is the best Altoids tin upcycle I’ve ever seen. I think it would make the perfect gift card box for the DIYer in your life.
And that’s a wrap! Hahahaha 😀 Well, kudos to you, as you’ve endured another long post! But I hoped you liked it, and I hope all these ideas have stoked your creative fires. Now go and start wrapping, people!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!