Gift wrap­ping

How to make a gift bag with your own hands?

Noth­ing ele­vates the sta­tus of a gift like beau­ti­ful pack­ag­ing. Hov­er, for small gifts, a beau­ti­ful pack­age is often quite enough. The mate­r­i­al in this arti­cle will tell you how to make such pack­ag­ing with your own hands.

What can be made from?

Despite the fact that dif­fer­ent raw mate­ri­als are used in the pro­duc­tion of gift bags, at home it is more expe­di­ent to take some­thing that holds its shape ll. This means that nei­ther cel­lo­phane, nor fab­ric, nor foil paper is suit­able — you have to rely on paper. At the same time, it can be the most diverse, it can be use­ful in work:

  • sheets of A4 or A3 paper;
  • scrap­book­ing paper or origa­mi;
  • paper wall­pa­pers of stan­dard width;
  • nap­kins for decoupage.

Foil paper often does not lend itself to glu­ing, in addi­tion, it does not hold its shape, and there­fore the bag from it will not look beau­ti­ful, despite the shine of the mate­r­i­al. Wall­pa­per often allows you to cre­ate one of the most inter­est­ing types of gift bags: they are durable, strong, beau­ti­ful and often styl­ish, because today paper wall­pa­pers are pre­sent­ed in the widest range, they can be child­ish, fab­u­lous. Among the draw­ings there are prints on the theme of Paris Eng­land, graf­fi­ti.

Kraft paper gift bags look great. In addi­tion, you can make spe­cial paper your­self by choos­ing the design you like, down­load­ing it and print­ing it on a col­or print­er. Using an exem­plary tech­nol­o­gy, you can also make paper for news­pa­per design. Unlike ordi­nary news­pa­per, it will keep its shape, dif­fer­ing in the strength of the fin­ished prod­uct.

The only down­side to print­ed paper is that the ink does­n’t last when t.

If nap­kins are tak­en as the basis for dec­o­ra­tive paper, then before pro­ceed­ing with fold­ing the gift bag, it is nec­es­sary to sep­a­rate the dec­o­ra­tive lay­er of the nap­kin and, hav­ing passed over the entire area of ​​u200bu200bthe usu­al sheet with pen­cil glue, glue it. Where­in it is impor­tant to care­ful­ly stick the nap­kin, ini­tial­ly pre­vent­ing the for­ma­tion of air bub­bles. After the nap­kin is glued, you need to give the paper some time to take shape so that it does not warp in the future.

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Auxiliary components

Depend­ing on what kind of gift pack­age you want to make, you may need to work:

  • glue stick (PVA or even “Titan”);
  • ruler and a sim­ple pen­cil;
  • hole punch and scis­sors;
  • clothes­line or satin rib­bon;
  • small greet­ing card;
  • card­board or card­board wrap­per;
  • decor ele­ments (about the same as for scrap­book­ing).

In addi­tion, a hot glue gun can come in handy. As for decor ele­ments, var­i­ous carved flors, geo­met­ric shapes, con­fet­ti, small cro­cheted flors, large sequins in the form of shells, leaves, flors, and oth­er dec­o­ra­tive motifs can be used as them in the man­u­fac­ture of a gift bag.

When choos­ing one or anoth­er option, it is worth con­sid­er­ing the type of glue. For exam­ple, paper decor adheres ll to ordi­nary paper glue and PVA. If you need to fix sequins or knit­ted dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments, you should use hot melt or Titan glue, which is often used by cre­ative crafts­men.

How to fold?

Mak­ing a gift bag with your own hands is easy. After all the items nec­es­sary for the work are pre­pared, you can pro­ceed to its imple­men­ta­tion. You can use an exam­ple dia­gram.

  • Dec­o­ra­tive paper is placed face down in front of you.
  • Approx­i­mate­ly 1–1.2 cm recede from the left edge and bend this allowance.
  • Inside, aux­il­iary paper is placed under it, which will not allow excess glue to flow into unnec­es­sary places.
  • The allowance is glued with glue, after which the paper is cov­ered on the sec­ond side, glued, form­ing a paper tube. Aux­il­iary paper is removed after glu­ing.
  • The result­ing paper tube is fold­ed in half. In this case, one side face will be locat­ed strict­ly along the glue allowance, and the sec­ond — oppo­site it.
  • They are deter­mined with the width of the pack­age, for which 3–4 cm are mea­sured to the right of the glued allowance and a paper tube is bent at this mark.
  • Press­ing the new side face and hold­ing the wor­weiece on the sur­face of the work­ing table, hold the hand to the side on the right, there­by defin­ing the fourth face. All lines clear­ly bend. At this stage, the blank looks like a box with­out top and bot­tom.
  • An allowance for han­dles is made from above, bend­ing the upper edge by about 3 cm. To place it inside the bag, the allowance is fold­ed over and wrapped inside.
  • After turn­ing out the han­dle allowance, you need to go over the top of the side edges with your fin­ger­nail again to get a clear edge on the top.
  • In order for the pack­age to look exact­ly like a store coun­ter­part, the width of the side faces is divid­ed in two and fold­ed inward. At this stage, the pack­age has a top and sides fold­ed inward.
  • They begin to design the bot­tom, the width of which is approx­i­mate­ly the same as the width of the side faces at the begin­ning. The allowance is wrapped on itself, clear­ly push­ing through with a fin­ger­nail.
  • The bot­tom allowance is bent, bent in the oppo­site direc­tion to obtain a clear line. Next, the cor­ners are bent upwards, com­bin­ing the for­mer side with the bent bot­tom line.
  • The whole struc­ture is unfold­ed, first the sides of the bot­tom are bent inward, form­ing trapez­i­ums on the sides of the pack­age, then one of the sides.
  • Its cen­tral part is glued and glued to the sec­ond part of the bot­tom. It is impor­tant that the width of the bot­tom and sides match, all excess will have to be cut off.
  • At this stage, the bot­tom and the attach­ment points of the han­dles are strength­ened using ordi­nary card­board. To do this, cut out rec­tan­gu­lar strips: one should match the bot­tom, the oth­er two fit under the top allowances.
  • The card­board bot­tom is glued, after which the allowance of the sides is again sent inward, and the bot­tom itself is bent to either side of the pack­age from the out­side.
  • Glue card­board under the han­dles. The allowance should not cap­ture the sides of the wor­weiece.
  • Take a hole punch and use it to pierce holes for the ropes. After that, the ropes are cut to the desired length, their edges are scorched, thread­ed through holes and tied in knots on all four sides.
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If you plan to hang a small greet­ing card on the han­dle, put it on the rope before knots are tied to pre­vent the ropes from falling out.


In addi­tion to the basic scheme of fold­ing a paper bag for wrap­ping a gift, there are many vari­a­tions of its design. For exam­ple, the same ropes can be replaced with satin rib­bons. If you don’t want to mess with the top due to the lack of a hole punch, you can sim­ply fold the top edge of the pack­ag­ing bag with an accor­dion after the present itself is placed in it. Oth­er origa­mi schemes allow you to cre­ate gift box­es, oth­ers involve glu­ing dec­o­ra­tive pock­ets.

You can come up with var­i­ous dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments that will be a kind of locks for the bag. In addi­tion, if desired, you can even print out the gift bag unwrap­ping and fold it. As a rule, such struc­tures are intu­itive­ly easy to assem­ble. Often for this it is nec­es­sary to glue the side edges and assem­ble the bot­tom. The top can be fas­tened with nar­row satin rib­bons, dec­o­ra­tive but­tons. In addi­tion, it can be open­work, which is done using a fig­ured hole punch.

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The pack­ages them­selves may not only look like stan­dard pack­ag­ing designs — their shape can be played up in the form of fun­ny ani­mals, but­ter­flies, hand­bags or umbrel­las. For greater sim­i­lar­i­ty, often such prod­ucts are stitched on a sewing machine, there­by imi­tat­ing tex­tile seams. Oth­er prod­ucts resem­ble cone-shaped food bags.

How to make a gift bag with your own hands, see below.