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How to make a paper gift bag

Last week I was challenged by the people at to make something cool using their gorgeous wrapping paper. I’m a big fan of theirs having used their paper before to cover a notebook and my kids are always super pleased when we get some of their paper through the door, nothing cheers a four year old up as much as the site of their own face in print! As the paper is ultimately designed for wrapping gifts I thought I’d do just that, but instead of just parcelling something up I thought I’d challenge myself to working out how to make a paper gift bag! After a couple of tries I realised it’s actually a lot simpler than it seems so I’ve made a little video so that you can make one too!

Hopefully the video will explain it all but if you do need any advice just drop me a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer it! I used a big roll of wrapping paper from which is great if you want to make a load of these for birthday parties or wedding favours but if you only need to make a few then the size of paper I’ve used is six squares by three squares. It doesn’t sound much but it makes for a great sized gift bag!

How to make a paper gift bag step by step tutorial



If you’d like to see some more ways to use this fun wrapping paper then why not check out my tutorial for covering a notebook or Jen from Mum in The Madhouse made some amazing DIY crackers that are great for celebrations!

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  1. 22nd July 2015 / 7:48 am

    Great video tutorial Kate! I LOVE these gift bags and they are so easy to make too. I love – had some paper sent to me a while ago – it’s too cute to use!! x

    • 22nd July 2015 / 1:11 pm

      Ha! It is super cute isn’t it? My kids adore it when it arrives in the post 🙂

    • 22nd July 2015 / 1:10 pm

      Honestly, it’s super easy! Give it a try 😀

  2. 22nd July 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing

  3. 22nd July 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Such a great idea Kate! I can see myself trying this with some big pieces of my kids’ artwork.

  4. 22nd July 2015 / 9:11 pm

    What a lovely idea, I’d love to receive a gift in a bag like this. You make it look so easy too

  5. 23rd July 2015 / 8:29 am

    Great video and wonderful idea! I will definitely be trying this xx

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