DIY Easy Valentine’s Day Craft Paper Gift Bags

lHello lovely readers!.  After making awesome gifts {or buying them} there are always creative and crafty ways to wrap them up. I made this cute and easy paper gift bags for Valentine’s Day. Why buying one if you can create them yourself, right? LOL.

DIY Easy Valentine’s Day Paper Gift Bags Tutorial

How to make Valentine’s Day Decorated Craft Paper Gift Bags.

I love making things with my hands, even if I bought a gift I love to present it in a creative, fun and crafty way. This paper gift bag is easy to make even though the tutorial is long.

Valentine’s Day Decorated Paper Gift Bags Supplies:

  • Craft Paper
  • Glue
  • Paint {I used red and white}
  • A sponge
  • A heart cutout
  • Ribbon

Firstly, cut a piece of craft paper {I usually use 2 to 3 times the size of the gift}

Fold it leaving just half inch at the end.

Then fold that half-inch over the previews one and glue them.

Make sure you don’t glue the inside and let it dry for a few minutes.

Now fold each side of the bag in the same width. In this case, I folded in 2 inches. A trick I use is I fold it both ways so it easy to manipulate it in the next step.

Using the folding lines tuck down each side.

Now, you should have something like this:

Now fold the bottom of the bag in about 1/3 of the height.

I stopped here to decorate. I did it here so I know the structure of the bag while painting.

Unfold the bag and get your heart cutout, paint and sponge. Put some paint on a piece of paper/cardstock.

Touch the paint with the sponge and get rid of the excess tapping on the paper and using your cutout tap around the edges. The fun part is that it doesn’t have to be perfect!

Do it with the red and white paint and let it dry for about one hour maybe less.

This is a messy work LOL. But that’s the best part! Make sure to wash your hands before continue though LOL.

Ok Back to the folding part. Remember we left it folding 1/3 of the height of the bag? Good!

Open the bottom and fold the inner parts like in the pictures. Make sure the line that goes in the center keeps going straight from end to end.

The fold the lateral sides towards the center like this

Then fold the flaps like this

Glue the flaps making sure not to stick the inside parts. The bag wouldn’t open LOL. My trick is I only apply glue to those triangles on the flaps.

Ok, we are almost done!

Fold the top of the bag in about an inch both sides.

Then open the bag and fold inwards

You should have now something like this

Now, using a regular paper punch {or any you like}, make the holes for the ribbon.

Lastly, cut a strip of your favorite ribbon and pass it through the holes until both ends get together inside the bag

Make a knot and TADAAAAA!!!!!

At the end, I added some cutout love messages LOL.  You can add anything you want! Imagination is the limit.

There you have it! A cute and full of love paper gift bag!

What othe paper gift bags I can make myself?

Because there are so many ways to wrap a gift in a creative way. I’ve found some ideas that I love and I’m sure you will love them too.

Check it out how my cure decorated Paper Gift bag turned out!

What do you think??? Like it???

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Til' next time...

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  1. Thank you for providing such useful information about the gift bag. It’s extremely useful information for creating the valentines day paper gift bag. I’m excited to try it!

  2. What a cool idea for any occasion! I already have paper bags but I would love to spruce them up with the same decor ideas.

  3. Your paper bag is divine.I can only imagine all the goodies one could put inside! I espcially like the heart stencil idea. Visiting via LOBS linkup.

  4. So pretty and you made it look so easy! I never would have thought to make my own bag! Thanks so much for sharing this on Snickerdoodle Sunday

  5. You can make your own gift bags? I had no idea! I love this idea….I have spent a fortune on gift bags in my life! I love this….PINNING it NOW!

  6. Thank you for this!! I’m pinning this not just for Valentine’s day, but for all of those “last minute” times when you need a gift bag but it’s too late at night to go out for one!

    1. Yessss and the possibilities are endless! You can make almost anything on your bag and you’ll hardly find another one the same! Thanks so much!