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Happy Birthday Gift Bag


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Happy Birthday Gift Bag - filled bagNeed a last minute gift bag? You can make your own with a plain kraft paper grocery bag! I had an irregular shaped gift (helmet) that really couldn't be wrapped so this worked perfectly and only cost me 10 cents (for the kraft bag) and supplies I already had at home.

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*You can apply this same concept with other grocery bags too, but may require different methods of decoration if there are big logos.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 gift bag

Supplies:

Happy Birthday Gift Bag - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut paper triangles for the Happy Birthday banner. (I had a scrapbook paper with triangles that I was able to cut from.)
  2. Happy Birthday Gift Bag - scrapbook paper with triangle design
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - paper on cutter
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - cut strips of paper
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - triangles cut from the paper
     
  3. You can also make your own triangles. Cut out a triangle, trace, repeat, and cut out until you have enough for each sticker to go on each triangle.
  4. Happy Birthday Gift Bag - creating a template
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - cut your own using the paper template as an alternative
     
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  5. Lay out the triangles and figure out the paper pattern you want to go with.
  6. Happy Birthday Gift Bag - lay out the triangles and settle on arrangement
     
  7. Apply stickers on each triangle to spell out Happy Birthday (or your personalized greeting you want on the bag for the occasion.)
  8. Happy Birthday Gift Bag - apply stickers for message
     
  9. Since the bag had wording ("pull handles up not out"), I wanted to cover it with simple scrunched flowers made from cupcake liners.
  10. Happy Birthday Gift Bag - bag with printed wording
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - cover the printed wording with scrunched cup cake liners
     
  11. To make the scrunched flowers, flatten cupcake liner.
  12. Happy Birthday Gift Bag - liners, green with white dots
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - flatten the liner
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - flat liner
     
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  13. Pinch the center and scrunch all around to form a flower.
  14. Happy Birthday Gift Bag - using fingers to scrunch up the liner
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - pinch in the center
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - scrunch around the pinched center
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - scrunched liner
     
  15. Once flower is achieved, you can you can tape down on the bag.
  16. Ready to glue down the banner pieces individually to your liking. Then place your gift inside and add tissue paper. Ready to gift!
  17. Happy Birthday Gift Bag - bag with liners taped on both sides at the top and Happy Birthday Banner in place prior to gluing
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - apply glue to the back of the triangles
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - closeup of banner parts being placed for "Happy"
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - pennants for the word "Birthday" are overlapped and ready to glue down
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - start at the end on the right and work backwards
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - triangles with "Birthday" placed
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - ready to add tissue paper
     
    Happy Birthday Gift Bag - helmet gift
     

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 408 Posts
September 3, 20180 found this helpful

Nice way to to add some glam to a brown paper bag!

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
September 6, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you! I loved how it turned out :)

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