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How To Make A Cute Gift Bag From A Brown Lunch Bag

Updated on April 10, 2012

Pretty Girl Waiting For A Party!

She kind of looks like Zooey Deschanel.
She kind of looks like Zooey Deschanel.

Girly Gift Bag

Here I am the day before I'm supposed to host a beauty party and I don't have any gift bags. I need the bags to put some samples in for the party-goers! I looked at the store, but I didn't like any of them. Too small. Too ugly. Too expensive! So, I just decided to make my own!

I just made this up this morning! I sat right down in front of the TV with my lunch bags, construction paper, and markers waiting for inspiration to hit. BAM! Fifteen minutes later, I was drawing me some faces!

I took some pictures as I made this lovely little lady so I could share this tutorial. Have fun!

Trace a circle onto construction paper.
Trace a circle onto construction paper.

How To Make Her!


Supplies:

  • Brown lunch bag
  • Construction paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Paper hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Ribbon


Cut "hair" along top edge.
Cut "hair" along top edge.
Color hair with marker. On the bag, not your own! Silly!
Color hair with marker. On the bag, not your own! Silly!
Glue top of face.
Glue top of face.


Instructions:

  1. Trace and cut a circle out of construction paper. Tip: Take the item you are going to use to trace the circle and lay it down on the top part of the bag to make sure it won't be too big or too small.
  2. Cut out circle and put to the side for later.
  3. Next, with the smooth side of the bag facing you, fold over the top of the bag about 2 inches. Score top fold with a bone folder or something similar . I just used the end of the scissors.
  4. Cut the hair pieces by cutting the very top layer of the bag. Any design will do. I just cut 1/4 inch lines all across the edge and cut notches out on a few pieces.
  5. Use markers to color the fold. I started with yellow marker because I wanted blonde hair, but dark colors look better.
  6. Now get the circle of construction paper and put glue on the top that will slide under the fold. Just put enough to make it hold.
  7. Draw a face on the construction paper.
  8. Next, take hole punch and punch out 8 holes across the top fold making sure to go all the way through.
  9. Fill bag with whatever you want to give me.
  10. Lace ribbon through holes and make a bow and you're done!


She wants to come home with you!
She wants to come home with you!
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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      How to - Answers, thanks! I appreciate the comment and votes!

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      It is amazing what we can make when we have that creative energy flowing. Very nice idea for making a bag look cool.

      Thanks for SHARING. Voted up and useful

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Viking, thank you! Thanks for the votes, too!

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      You really have some really creative ideas and this is another winner. I love it. Making gift bags like this will be fun and cheap too

      Thanks for SHARING. Up and Awesome

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Capedium, they are cute and funny and the party-goers loved them! Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      adrienne2, thank you! They were a hit at the party!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      snappycanvas, thanks!

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      This is creative.. Sorry, honestly, I think it is a very funny sweet gift.. It was fun..

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      What a very unique and creative ideal. Way cool, I have never seen anything like this before. Voted up, and beautiful. I will be looking for more of your creative hubs.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Marla, thank you for the vote! I really appreciate it!

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      Marla J Neogra 5 years ago from Parkersburg, West Virginia

      Excellent, I voted up. Great creativity.

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      rob_allen 5 years ago from MNL, PH

      That sounds great @EclecticFusion! I will wait for that! I love craft-making especially kid's stuff. I am actually planning to write hubs about recyclables that can be turned into kiddie fun items :)

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Rob, sure they can! I might just make some up with little boys on them. A good idea for a child's birthday party! Thanks for the comment and for stopping by!

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      rob_allen 5 years ago from MNL, PH

      What are brilliant idea! I think even guys can do the same thing right? :)