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December 2, 2023

How to Make a Bag Out Of Wrapping Paper

Paper Gift Bags Everyone Can Make!

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A hand placing a gift into a stocking, in a gift bag made from wrapping paper.

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Materials 

  • Wrapping paper 

  • Tape

  • Scissors

Step 1

Measure your wrapping paper so your item fits into the center third and has about 2 inches left on the bottom.

Measuring wrapping paper to make a pouch for odd-sized items.
Measuring wrapping paper to make a pouch for odd-sized items.
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Step 2

Remove your item and fold the paper in toward the center evenly on each side. Secure with tape from top to bottom.

Taping one side of a bag made from wrapping paper.
Taping one side of a bag made from wrapping paper.
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Step 3

Fold about 2” of the paper up from the bottom and make a crease. Fold back down, then open the folded bottom into a triangle and crease on each side. Fold the triangle tips down until they meet each other in the middle and secure with tape.

Folding the bottom of the paper pouch into triangles to form the bottom of the bag.
Folding the bottom of the paper pouch into triangles to form the bottom of the bag.
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Step 4

Place your gift into the bag. 

Placing a gift into a bag made from wrapping paper.
Placing a gift into a bag made from wrapping paper.
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Step 5

Trim the paper so it ends about 4” from the top of the gift. Fold it down a couple times to make a clean edge and secure it with tape.

Trimming the top of a gift bag made from wrapping paper.
Trimming the top of a gift bag made from wrapping paper.
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Step 6

To make a pom pom, wrap the yarn around 4 fingers until you have enough for a thick pom pom.

Wrapping yarn around your hand until you have enough to make a pom pom.
Wrapping yarn around your hand until you have enough to make a pom pom.
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Step 7

Take the yarn off your hand and lie it flat. Use a small piece of twine to wrap all around the center of the new yarn ball and tie it tightly.

Tying yarn into a pom pom to decorate a Christmas gift.
Tying yarn into a pom pom to decorate a Christmas gift.
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Step 8

Cut the loops of the yarn ball and fluff to make an even pom pom.

Cutting the loops of yarn to make a pom pom.
Cutting the loops of yarn to make a pom pom.
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Step 9

Attach the pompom to the top edge of the pouch.

Cutting the loops of yarn to make a pom pom.
Cutting the loops of yarn to make a pom pom.
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