Sometimes, just the right gift bag can make a simple gift seem extra special. Here is how I made some adorable Christmas gift bags for kids. You can use the bags for student gifts or good bags for holiday parties.
I’m actually going to show you three different styles of bags that I made. Each one began with small little fabric bags that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I have also included some affiliate links at the end of this article with supplies that are similar to those that I used here.
Santa Belt Gift Bag
To make my first Christmas gift bag, I added a strip of black duck tape to make a shiny Santa belt across the middle of the bag.
Next, I cut a square from a sheet of metallic adhesive-backed craft foam. I cut a smaller square in the middle of that square to create a buckle and stuck the buckle on the belt….TADA!…a Santa bag.
Fur Trimmed Santa Gift Bag
Here is a second style of Santa bag that I made. I picked up a roll of white fur trim at my fabric store.
I cut it to fit across the top of the bag and I attached it with hot glue.
Of course you can fill the bags with any little gift or treat. Remember the little printable holiday play dough mats that I made last year?….put those inside for a perfect little gift. Another simple gift idea (and this one will promote writing) is to add a few blank books, stickers, pencils, and an eraser.
Winter Wonderland Gift Bag
If you don’t want to use Santa bags, you can make winter themed gift bags instead. All you have to do is use the fur trim with a color other than red. On the one I made below I also added a few white buttons for some interest. Add some winter themed gifts and you will be all set.
Whether you choose to make Santa gift bags or winter gift bags, I hope that this simple craft will make your gifts a little extra special for your little ones.
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