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DIY Gift Bag from Wrapping Paper

This is a partnered post with Mirum Shopper. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I hope you love this DIY gift bag from wrapping paper as much as I do!

Have an odd-shaped item that needs wrapping but don’t have a gift bag handy? Make your own DIY gift bag from wrapping paper using this easy to follow tutorial.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

I always save scraps of wrapping paper because I never know when I’ll need to wrap something. I have small sheets saved, I have big sheets saved, and I have itty bitty sheets saved. One of the bigger sheets came in handy to create this DIY gift bag from wrapping paper.  I love being able to make my own gift bags by using items I have at home, rather than making an extra trip out to buy one.

How to Make a DIY Gift Bag from Wrapping Paper

Materials

  • Scissors
  • Wrapping paper
  • Tape
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon / Tulle

Instructions

Roll out wrapping paper and place the item that you want wrapped on top of it. You want to make sure that you have enough wrapping paper to completely cover the item(s). Carefully cut wrapping paper to size.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Put the wrapping paper face down on a flat surface. Fold the sides in until they meet in the middle of the wrapping paper. You want the paper to overlap some. Generously apply tape to the seam.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Fold one end of the wrapping paper to begin creating the bottom of the DIY gift bag.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Separate the wrapping paper where the two non-printed sides meet and flatten the corners to create a rectangular gem-like shape. {Please note: the shape at the bottom will depend on the size paper you use. Sometimes it’s diamond-shaped, sometimes it looks like below.}

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Fold the top and bottom in toward the middle and apply a generous amount of tape to secure the bottom of the bag.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Open the gift bag and carefully place your item inside of it.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Fold the top portion of the bag over until it meets the back side and use a little tape to seal. Use a hole punch to carefully punch holes in the bag for ribbon of your choosing. If using thick ribbon, you may need to punch two holes, one on top of the other to make a larger opening.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Carefully thread the ribbon, tulle, or whatever you’ve chosen through the holes and tie. If you’d like, you could also attach a gift tag.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Creating a DIY gift bag from wrapping paper is super simple and makes wrapping those odd-shaped items so much easier. Think balls for sports, odd-shaped boxes, etc. Being able to make a DIY gift bag from wrapping paper makes wrapping less of a chore.

Y’all, I’m having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that Christmas is just around the corner. I mean, I know what the calendar says, but how in the world is 2016 almost over?

My kids are a year older — heck, I’m a year older. [insert eye roll here]

But it seems like now more than ever, I’m just always so busy. Between working from home, trying to juggle a family, homeschooling two of my three kids, maintaining a home, the list could go on and on really, my time is short and I know this. Therefore I find it so important to value each and every second of each and every day.

In times past, shopping for personal care products had been a multi-shop process, especially because I have to buy for so many people. From picking up hair products at one place, then body wash at another and finally deodorant at another, I was wasting time, money, and putting unnecessary miles on my vehicle.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

With the crazy holiday season already in full swing, where running around is already an everyday thing, I made it easier on myself and stocked up on personal care products while crossing items off the grocery list, all at Sam’s Club.

Take a turn down the personal care aisle at Sam’s Club and you’ll find shelves of various Dove hair, skin and deodorant products that you may already know and love, priced just right.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

As my children have gotten older, Santa has done a great job of bringing them personal hygiene products at Christmas to help them look and feel their best throughout the year. I bet he shops at Sam’s Club, too! {wink}

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

Here are just a few of the many Dove products you’ll find:

Dove Deo Cool Essentials 4pk + mini

Most advanced care ever

Unique 1/4 moisturizer to care for your skin

Softer, smoother underarms in just 3 days

Dove 3 x 24 oz. Deep Moisture Body Wash

Superior natural nourishment for your skin

Absorbs deep within your skin

Soothes and nourishes

Dove Cool Moisture Bar 14 ct

Light, fresh-scented formula

Leaves skin feeling fresh

1/4 fresh hydrating lotion

Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Beautiful hair begins with protection and repair

MICROMOISTURE serum nourishes dry, rough hair

Damage-care and repair system

I love the value in buying our Dove products in bulk from Sam’s Club. Not only does it save me from making emergency trips to the store because someone ran out, it saves me in the long run. I’m buying products that work for my entire family and supporting a brand that helps to empower women. And with a teen daughter at home, that’s so important to me.

You can learn more about Dove products at samsclub.com. Next time you’re in Sam’s Club, take a stroll down the personal care aisles and stock up on Dove products for the whole family. I think you’ll love not worrying about who has run out of what since you’ll have extras.

Need to wrap an odd-shaped present and don't have a gift bag at home. Make your own DIY Gift Bag from wrapping paper with this easy to follow tutorial.

While a DIY gift bag from wrapping paper won’t quite hold up as well as a traditional store-bought gift bag, it definitely works when you’re in a pinch. If you’re wrapping a heavy item, make sure to pick up the package from the bottom rather than from the top to prevent it from tearing or ripping.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    I think that’s a great idea. A gift bag made from wrapping paper is SUPER festive.

  2. 2

    I love this idea because:
    A: I don’t actually have any gift bags.
    B: It’s much more homey looking than a store bought bag.

  3. 3
    Catherine Sargent says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I have a couple of things that are oddly shaped and I don’t have the right size bag. This will be perfect!!

  4. 4

    This sounds so easy, I don’t know why I have never thought of it before. I have some wrapping left to do so this will be very handy.

  5. 5

    OMG this is so funny! I posted the exact same thing today. Great minds 🙂

  6. 6

    Oh, what a great idea! Gift bags are convenient,= but I never seem to have the right size on hand. This technique can make that a non factor.

  7. 7

    I end up with so many oddly-shaped items, that I end up doing something like that often. Almost time to get started again!

  8. 8

    This is a creative idea that I am sure will come in handy.
    And I love those Dove products!

  9. 9

    This is genius! I can’t tell you how many times I have had a weirdly shaped item to wrap and no clue what to do. DIY Gift Bag here I come!

    • 10
      Catherine Sargent says:

      I agree, this is genius. This is perfect for me. I am not the best wrapper and I never seem to have gift bags on hand when I need one.

  10. 11

    I am the worst wrapper ever! I have to buy these for my wrapping!

  11. 12

    What a really great idea! I’m a decent wrapper but my husband SO isn’t at all, so this would be a great idea for him! So cute.

  12. 13

    This is such a brilliant idea! This will save me a lot of money this year! lol

  13. 14

    Your step by step will get me making this in no time! I love gift bags this is perfect

  14. 15

    There are just some items that are difficult to put in a box and wrap up. Whenever I’m out of bags, this would be a wonderful solution!

  15. 16

    This is such a cute idea. I will have to pin this for next year since I am done wrapping already.

  16. 17

    This is a great idea! I was going to pick up some gift bags tomorrow, but I think I’ll give this DIY method a try first. I have PLENTY of wrapping paper!

  17. 19

    I had to use this method this year myself. It sure is handy! I also love Dove products and what they stand for.

  18. 20

    What a clever idea! I have several odd shaped packages this year and this tutorial will definitely help me wrap a little better!

  19. 21

    I love this tutorial! Will definitely try this idea! Thank you for sharing!

  20. 22

    Ohh thank you so much for this, what a great way to wrap those strangely shaped gifts, it is definitely going to come in useful! x

  21. 23

    You just saved me!! I have three very odd shaped gifts that I need to wrap and had no idea how to do so until your post! Great tutorial!

  22. 24

    Such a brilliant idea! Never thought of this before.

  23. 25
    Our Family World says:

    It’s always nice to have easy tutorials and instructions for people who are gifted to give, but need to receive help with the wrapping department. Dove’s a good choice for just about any essentials!

  24. 26
    Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I love Dove’s products! What a great DIY!

  25. 27

    I really love this idea because i have a a few gifts that don’t exactly wrap good. I know this will be perfect for a few gifts for my husband.

  26. 28

    I like the idea of making it yourself. I always Like Dove product too!

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