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Gift Bag Paper Craft – Template and Tutorial


Happy new year! here a simple yet beautiful  gift bag that you can try out with free template.

Yes, to celebrate the new year I would like to present something suitably festive. If you are thinking of giving someone a gift, but unsure of how to wrap it, perhaps you should switch to using decorative paper bags instead. No more struggling to wrap awkward curves or bits which stick out! Try these cute paper bags. I’m providing a gift bag paper craft template and its corresponding tutorial so that you can make your own custom paper bag in the size you want. So versatile, yet simple and easy. Use your own creativity to make an appealing gift bag by choosing suitable decoration paper in an appropriate theme. And make sure to check my other cool collections at the bottom of this post under ‘related post’

Gift bag papercraft


Template for the paper bag.

It looks nice to me alright. Something I would personally do as paper bags for my gifts to just about anyone. I also include one of my template for 11cm x 8cm x 3cm. Its a default template I can offer for a A4 size paper. But you can scale it up to make a bigger gift bag using the same ratio.

download paper craft gift bag template

Tutorial On Making The Gift Bag.

Scale up the template to the size required and transfer / print out the pattern onto the decorated paper. Cut out carefully using knife / scissor. Score lightly along the back of the crease so that they will fold more easily. Fold down and glue the flaps along the top edge of the bag.

Next, glue the long, side tab to form a bag shape.

Then glue the base of the bag, folding in the short end tabs first.

Form the pleats down the sides of the bag by pressing the long edges together gently so that the paper is pushed inwards.

Using the hole punch, make two holes on each of the top sides near the top edge. Cut two short length of ribbon and thread each end through the holes to make two looped handles. Knot the ends at the back of the holes to secure.

Done! There you go, a gift bag suitable for any occasion.


Share your creative paper bags with us !

If you found this template useful and would like to show it off, please submit the link to your post or a picture of your creation  for us to share with our readers. :D


Paperbag by Joanne

Paperbag by Jean

Tips : Use color variations to suit any event you want to take part. Red for love or valentine. White or yellow for friendship etc. You can also decorate you bag by adding ribbon on it. A cute gift bag papercraft, all based on your imagination. Good luck !

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15 comments so far

  1. W.L. Sakowski

    thank you for sharing. I was frantically looking for a plain paper sack to share my pralined pecans with my neighbors, but was have a time of it. And then… there you were.

    Thanks again, and…
    ’til later, have a blessed day,


  2. Henrique

    Thank you for sharing. Beautiful work.


    Mia Reply:

    hey henrique,wll u b my friend…!:):):):):):)

  3. Lisa

    Thanks for the great tutorial!


  4. juliet

    wow.. it’s awesome!!
    cool & beautiful work..


  5. Mia

    Hey it was really gr8 i gifted the present to my bro in this bag only…:)


  6. joanne wardle

    I thought you might be interested to see how I used this template on my blog


    Fath Reply:

    Wow, what a nice decoration there. I love the little guy. Thanks for sharing it joanne

  7. zaini

    So simple and i like it…terima kasih…


  8. neha

    nice it is so easy to make thanku


  9. DiniGifts

    Thank you for sharing. May be I can use it to do my own paper bag.


  10. gareema



  11. Jan

    Thanks for the template and tutorial, I had one practice on a plain sheet and then made the sweetest,neatest little bag.It’s just great!


  12. Make handmade

    Great tutorial! love it.


  13. Souvenir Pernikahan

    Thanks for your nice post. I have wedding invitations store. I will expand my business by making paper bag for wedding. I think this is usefull for me


  14. Longchamp handbags

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post!
    It is the little changes that produce the greatest changes.
    Many thanks for sharing!


  15. Urvi Maru

    Wow never knew it is so simple to do


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