Get crafty by making your own gift bags or decorating a regular gift bag into something extra special. Half the fun of receiving a gift is marvelling at the beautiful wrapping, and these DIY gift bags are sure to impress the recipient and allow you to show how much they mean to you by taking a bit of take to make homemade gift wrap.
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Recycle your leftover cardboard cereal boxes or smaller sized cardboard boxes from food items to create beautiful and sturdy gift bags that can be decorated with fabric handles or decorating the exterior with your own custom design.
Learn how to make a DIY recycled cardboard box gift bag at Create Celebrate Explore.
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Head to the dollar store and pick up a multipack of kraft paper gift bags as unlike standard gift bags they are often available in a package of three for the same price. Using two small pieces of sparkle duct tape at the top and bottom of the bag, and a few gem stickers, that were also purchased from the dollar store you can create your own custom gift bag in minutes.
The full tutorial for the DIY glam duct tape gift bag can be found at Two Zero One.
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Use up some of your extra scrapbooking paper to craft a beautiful gift bag that uses two complementary cardstock designs, one for the base and one for a top accent band around the top.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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If you are in need of a last minute hostess gift why not pick up a bottle of wine and beautifully package it in your own handmade gift bag. To make your own you will need a sheet of cardstock, a hole punch, glue and some ribbon and you will be able to beautifully package your gift without an extra trip to another store to pick up wrapping.
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Take one of your leftover kraft paper bags from shopping and turn it into a last minute gift bag with the help of some glitter. To hide the store's branding cover the bottom of the bag with white glue and sprinkle glitter onto the still wet glue to cover the logo and create a cute glitter gift bag.