Repurposed Victoria's Secret Shopping Bag

Paper shopping bags from your favorite shops can be repurposed into attractive gift bags for special occasions, such as Valentine's Day. The craft project included on this page will show you how.


Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

If you have any shopping bags laying around, you can repurpose those bags into thoughtful handmade Valentine's Day gift bags.

Your gift bag will pair perfectly with your purchased or handmade gift. I was able to use items I already had at home to make this!

Total Time: 20-25 minutes

Yield: 1 bag


  • shopping bag
  • magazine
  • construction paper
  • packing slip pouch
  • tape
  • hole puncher
  • heart paper hole puncher
  • pen/Sharpie
  • scissors
  • glue stick


  1. I traced a heart shape in the center of my shopping bag.
  2. Advertisement

  3. Next stick a magazine into your bag so as not to cut the other side of the bag and use an X-acto knife to carefully cut the heart out.
  4. If your bag has logo/text like mine, you can think of something creative to cover it up. I decided to go with an arrow. I cut shapes to resemble an arrow (rectangle and triangle). Worse case scenario if your bag has a lot of logo/text you can make a collage with magazine cuttings or cover with construction paper, etc.
  5. Finalize the placement of the arrow and glue down. Stick the magazine back in the bag and carefully trim off the part of the arrow extending into the heart shape to make it look seamless.
  6. Advertisement

  7. As a fun touch, I punched out hearts and dots to put into a packing slip pouch. Seal the pouch with some tape.
  8. Place the pouch inside the shopping bag and mark the heart outline as a guideline. Then glue around the guidelines and secure with tape on the inside to keep the pouch in place.
  9. Add your gift and it's done!
Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 3


Read More Comments

In This Page
Crafts Valentine's DayJune 22, 2020
Summer Ideas!
Back to School Ideas!
Coronavirus Tips
Pest Control
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-18 23:20:40 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Add to PageAsk a Question