Before we get started, gather the following materials:
- Wrapping paper
Step 1: Measure and Cut
Begin by measuring the length and width of the gift you want to wrap. Add an extra inch to both measurements, and then cut a piece of wrapping paper to that size. Place the wrapping paper horizontally on a flat surface with the pattern facing down.
Step 2: Fold the Bottom
Fold the bottom of the wrapping paper up about 2 inches, making a crease. This will be the bottom of the bag.
Step 3: Create the Sides
On each side of the wrapping paper, fold in about an inch and a half towards the center. Make sure each side is the same size. Then, fold the remaining paper in half so that the sides meet and the bottom fold is at the bottom.
Step 4: Secure the Sides
Using tape, secure the sides of the wrapping paper together. Make sure to tape both the inside and outside of the bag for added support.
Step 5: Create the Handles
On the top of the bag, fold down about 1 inch and make a crease. Then, fold down another inch and make another crease. This will create the handles for the bag.
Step 6: Cut the Handles
Cut along the creases to remove the excess paper and create the handles.
Step 7: Reinforce the Handles
Using tape, reinforce the handles by placing a small piece of tape on each end of the handle on both the inside and outside of the bag.
Step 8: Fill the Bag
Now that your wrapping paper bag is complete, fill it with your gift and any extra tissue paper or wrapping to make it look complete.
What type of wrapping paper should I use?
You can use any type of wrapping paper, but thicker paper works best since it will be supporting the weight of the gift.
Can I make a wrapping paper bag for any size gift?
Yes! Just make sure to measure the gift and add an extra inch to both the length and width to ensure it will fit.
Can I decorate the bag?
Absolutely! You can add stickers, bows, or even paint to make the bag unique and personalized.
Learning how to make a wrapping paper bag is a simple and eco-friendly alternative to traditional gift bags. With just a few materials and steps, you can create a personalized bag for any occasion. So next time you have a gift to give, try making a wrapping paper bag instead of buying one.