DIY Easy Valentine’s Day Paper Gift BagDIY Easy Valentine’s Day Paper Gift Bag

Hello lovely readers!.  After making awesome gifts {or buying them} there are always a creative and crafty ways to wrap them. I made this cute and easy gift bag for Valentine’s Day. Why buy one if you can DIY right? LOL.

DIY Easy Valentine’s Paper Day Gift Bag.

DIY Easy Valentine’s Day Paper Gift Bag Tutorial
DIY Bolsa de Papel para Regalo de San Valentín.
Para español por fa usen el traductor que esta en la barra lateral izquierda del blog.

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 bag is easy to make even though the tutorial is long.

You need:

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

I 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.
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 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.
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.
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 do you think??? Like it??? Have made one before???
If you like this project you might also like these {click on the images}:
I LOVE your opinion and comments, it totally makes my day, it gives me a huge motivation to keep making fun stuff and crafts!!!
Tu opinión y comentarios hacen mi diá más feliz, me da mucha motivación para seguir haciendo colsas divertidas y manualidades!!!
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Till next time!!! =D
Hasta la próxima!!! =D
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14 Comments on DIY Easy Valentine’s Day Paper Gift Bag

  1. avatar
    February 19, 2014

    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.

  2. avatar
    February 15, 2014

    How cute is this!?! I can’t wait to try my hand at this. Pinning!!
    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}

  3. avatar
    February 15, 2014

    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. avatar
    Marisa says:
    February 13, 2014

    Awesome and thanks for all the detailed photos, that helps a lot! :)

  5. avatar
    February 12, 2014

    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

  6. avatar
    February 10, 2014

    Oh my gosh! I thought this was store bought it looks so professional and beautiful!

  7. avatar
    February 8, 2014

    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!

  8. avatar
    February 5, 2014

    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!

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      February 5, 2014

      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!


  9. avatar
    Colleen says:
    February 3, 2014

    wonderful tutorial. thank you

    • avatar
      February 5, 2014

      Thanks so much Coleen. Glad you like it!


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