Gift wrap­ping

Gift bags: types and methods of manufacture

The atmos­phere of any hol­i­day is spe­cial. It is made up of many lit­tle things. In addi­tion to the fes­tive table and dec­o­ra­tions, gifts play a spe­cial role. Every­one is wait­ing for them, so it is impor­tant that the presents are secure­ly and beau­ti­ful­ly pack­aged. We invite you to con­sid­er var­i­ous pack­ag­ing options that you can do with your own hands so that it is styl­ish and orig­i­nal.

From paper

Let’s start with the pack­ag­ing that is most pleas­ant to remove from a gift — from the clas­sic, so pleas­ant­ly rustling paper bag. We offer ideas on how to hide a gift.

  • If the hol­i­day sou­venir fits in a box, you can sim­ply paste over it with beau­ti­ful paper. You won’t need any­thing oth­er than dou­ble sided tape to keep it neat.
  • Nobody for­bids mov­ing away from the tra­di­tion­al rec­tan­gu­lar shape and mak­ing a bag out of paper. Sim­ply place your gift in the cen­ter of a square piece of paper and tie all four cor­ners togeth­er at the top with a rib­bon, rub­ber band or bow. Get a kind of bag. The option is sim­ple, but due to an inter­est­ing print on paper, it can look very impres­sive.
  • If it is impor­tant for you that the gift keeps its shape, but it is prob­lem­at­ic to make a rigid frame out of paper, use a bas­ket or the bot­tom of a reg­u­lar box as the base, leav­ing the top open so that the pack­age can be shaped like a bag.
  • Recent­ly, ordi­nary, unbrand­ed craft ready-made gift bags have become pop­u­lar. They come in dif­fer­ent sizes and are very easy to dec­o­rate. You can dec­o­rate the sur­face with a suit­able ike­bana of branch­es, balls and rib­bons, you can apply some kind of pat­tern or dec­o­rate the bag with rib­bons made from nat­ur­al fab­rics.
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From fabric

Paper is a great option, but not the only one. Some choose tex­tile pack­ag­ing for dec­o­ra­tion: fleece, silk, vel­vet. This is a fair­ly eco­nom­i­cal and con­ve­nient option. It is dif­fi­cult to break such a con­tain­er ahead of time, it does not shine through, noth­ing will hap­pen to it, even if it gets t, but the col­or and tex­ture options for fab­ric bags sim­ply can­not be list­ed! Con­sid­er some types of work with fab­ric bags.

  • If you like needle­work, you can sew a real bag. The eas­i­est way to do this is on a type­writer, but if the gift is small, you can do it with your hands. A sim­ple but­ton­hole or stalk stitch that holds the edges will look pret­ty impres­sive.

Make a pat­tern, focus­ing on the size of your gift, and in just a few min­utes pre­pare a great cov­er.

  • If the fab­ric was plain, for exam­ple, a noble red vel­vet nat­ur­al can­vas bag or a soft fleece bag, dec­o­rate the “facade” with appliqué. You can sew on a ready-made patch or cre­ate your own com­po­si­tion. You can cut a pat­tern or pat­tern from oth­er pieces of fab­ric. Some cre­ate mosaics with but­tons, oth­ers use feath­ers, rib­bons, or do a lit­tle embroi­dery. There are a lot of options, it all depends on your free time and skill.

  • If sewing is not a strong point, but you still want to use aving for fin­ish­ing, don’t wor­ry, you can make a bag using fab­ric and any rib­bon. There are two options. First: by anal­o­gy with paper, choose a piece of fab­ric that is suit­able for your gift, put the present in the cen­ter, con­nect the 4 ends of the pack­age (or tight­en the edges up if you cut out a cir­cle) and tie the design into a tight knot, gen­tly straight­en­ing the folds. Sec­ond: wrap the gift like a can­dy. You also place the main con­tents in the cen­ter of the fab­ric, but clos­er to one of the edges, and roll up the gift like dough.
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All that remains is to ban­dage the pack­age on both sides to fix the item inside.

How to decorate?

A lit­tle high­er, you could already find a few ideas, but let’s dll on the dec­o­ra­tion in a lit­tle more detail.

  1. The first option is an appli­ca­tion. It can be made from fab­ric, but­tons, paper, dyed or nat­ur­al cot­ton. All impro­vised mate­ri­als will eas­i­ly turn into fin­ish­ing if you have some inspi­ra­tion.
  2. The sec­ond option is Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions. Small balls, bells and bells, beau­ti­ful open­work fig­ures that can be hung on a string that fits the bag.
  3. Anoth­er way to be orig­i­nal is to use sets or cook­ies in the design. This is not only beau­ti­ful, but also deli­cious pack­ag­ing, which will espe­cial­ly delight chil­dren.
  4. Use beads or beads to dec­o­rate. Make an embroi­dery or, using large beads, com­ple­ment the usu­al tape that fix­es the pack­age.
  5. For pack­ag­ing, you can use self-adhe­sive rhine­stones. This is an ele­men­tary fin­ish­ing method that does not require spe­cial skills, in addi­tion, rhine­stones can often be found in a for­mat where they are already sold in the form of a cer­tain pat­tern, for exam­ple, snowflakes or Christ­mas trees.
  6. Now bags are often made of burlap, it can be very beau­ti­ful­ly dec­o­rat­ed with nat­ur­al spruce branch­es and cones or make a kind of ike­bana. In this type of design, it would be appro­pri­ate to use any nat­ur­al ele­ments, from flors to dry twigs tied with ordi­nary twine.
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Knitted option

The last pack­ag­ing option that I would like to talk about is a cro­cheted or knit­ted bag. Here you will need a cer­tain amount of skill, but such a bag is already a gift in itself. It is more dif­fi­cult to make such pack­ag­ing than from fab­ric, but you must admit that it is pleas­ant for loved ones to try.

If you do not know how to knit, but the idea requires it, you will find many work­shops online where you can learn how to make sim­ple forms of ele­men­tary knit­ting in a few min­utes.

Start easy — try mak­ing a one-col­or bag. A knit­ted bag looks real­ly orig­i­nal, it exudes a spe­cial fes­tive mood, so this kind of pack­ag­ing is worth the effort. You can dec­o­rate it not only with a pat­tern, but also with all the above dec­o­ra­tion ele­ments.

Do not be afraid to show your imag­i­na­tion, the hol­i­days are cre­at­ed for a spe­cial mood!

To learn how to make gift bags with your own hands, see the fol­low­ing video.