How To Make a Decorated Christmas Bag

Couple with Christmas gifts

There are several materials you will need to make a decorated Christmas bag or bags:

1. Paper gift bags.

You can find solid color paper gift bags at dollar stores or other discount stores. Buy several bags in different sizes. If you want to, you could purchase traditional Christmas colors, such as red or green, a rainbow of colors, or you could also buy plain brown bags.

2. Tissue paper.

Tissue paper tucked inside a decorated Christmas bag adds extra color and protection for the gift inside. You can find tissue paper in a variety of colors at dollar and discount stores.

3. Scissors and glue.

4. Decorations.

Here is where you can get creative! Just a few ideas to get you going:

  • Dig out old Christmas cards or wrapping paper you no longer want, and cut out any words or pictures you may like. These may be glued onto paper bags to form a scene. One idea would be to use cotton balls along the bottom of a gift bag. A picture of a snowman placed wherever you find pleasing could create a winter scene. White or blue tissue paper tucked into the bag so that there is a bit sticking out the top would finish the scene.
  • Another idea for a decorated Christmas bag is to have kids or grandkids use their crayons or markers to create a winter or holiday scene. They may choose to draw a Christmas tree, an angel, or whatever else captures the holiday spirit.
  • If you are skilled at crocheting or knitting, you could create an ornament and attach it to a gift bag. The internet is a great place for patterns.
  • Glitter and glue could also be used for decorations. If you are talented with free drawing, you could draw a snowman, angel, tree, gift, or whatever else you want on a bag. If you are not so talented, you could use a stencil or get ideas from clip art on the internet. Lightly trace or draw a picture or saying on a bag. Trace your drawing or saying with glue. Before the glue dries, sprinkle it liberally with glitter and let it sit for a while. When the glue is dried, simply shake the excess glitter off. You will have a sparkling decorated bag for Christmas.


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