Easy DIY Gift Bag for Awkward Gifts

Have an awkward shaped gift (I find plush toys SO HARD to wrap) or have run out of wrapping paper and need a cute gift box idea in a hurry? Fear not.. use wrapping paper to make a super cute gift bag, which can also be made using old NEWSPAPERS (we do love  newspaper hacks)!! Yep.. these little DIY Gift Bags are quick to make, look fab and will get you out of a gift wrap pickle. Love how quirky the newspaper houses look. You can also use and decorate brown packing paper for this DIY gift bag idea!

Easy DIY Gift Bag - these gift bags are super quick and easy to make and great for "awkward shaped gifts". Love that you can make them from Gift Wrap, Brown Paper and even Newspapers! A great newspaper diy upcycle for sure. And perfect for last minute gift wrapping!

To make your paper or newspaper Gift Bags you will need –

  • Gift wrap/ brown paper or newspaper (if using newspaper, use 2 layers)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pens (optional for decorating)

To make your paper or newspaper Gift Bags How To:

Easy DIY Gift Bag - these gift bags are super quick and easy to make and great for "awkward shaped gifts". Love that you can make them from Gift Wrap, Brown Paper and even Newspapers! A great newspaper diy upcycle for sure. And perfect for last minute gift wrapping!

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Begin by measuring your piece of paper – in essence – it needs to wrap around the awkward gift shape and then have a good 20cm extra in length.

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Remove the gift. Fold in the sides and flatten. So you have a “seam” running down the middle. Secure this seam with sticky tape.

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Fold up a flap – use that 20cm extra you cut earlier.

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Now fold down the side – to from a triangle. Repeat on other side.

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Fold down a flap and repeat on other side.

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Tape down. This forms the base of your DIY gift bag!

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Now  trim the gift bag down a little if need me. Pop in your awkward shaped gift and fold over the top of the bag and secure with a little tape. Now wasn’t that an easy DIY gift bag? It literally takes minutes to make and looks so neat!

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For the newspaper gift bag, we tucked in the sides at the top of the bag to make a “roof shape”, then decorated the gift bag whilst lying flat to make it look like a little house. Easy peasy and looks adorable. The perfect upcycle newspaper DIY!!!!

We have LOTS more gift bag and gift box ideas for you here!

Over 15 Quirky Gift Box ideas for kids to make and enjoy! Great for individual gifts or party treat boxes

As well as more newspaper DIYs here:

25 Great Newspaper Craft Ideas

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