DIY Santa Gift Bag Tutorial

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It seems like every year my Christmas list grows and I am always in search for presents up until the last day of the shopping season. This year Walmart and Hallmark made it easy by offering Hallmark cards, Hallmark Ornaments, and all of the supplies I need to wrap the gift with flair by presenting it in a DIY Santa Gift Bag.

Easy DIY Santa Gift Bag Tutorial

I headed to Walmart to pick up the supplies to make my Santa Gift Bag and Hallmark items. I first found the Hallmark ornaments in the Christmas seasonal section. There were so many to choose from it was easy to find one for each person on my list. I picked up some tinsel garland and tissue paper while I was in that area as well.

Hallmark Walmart

My next stop was the Hallmark Card section and I was thrilled to find so many options for spreading holiday cheer to all of my friends and family. I loved the selection of Hallmark cards because I was able to pick up many different kinds that are perfect for sending on a special occasion as well as any day that you want to show you care.

Hallmark Cards at Walmart

Next, I headed to the craft section to get my supplies. I picked up a simple white gift bag, red glittery tulle, black and gold ribbon.  If you don’t have a glue gun or sticks, don’t forget to get them because you will need them for this project.

Once I got home, I couldn’t wait to get started on my Santa Gift Bag!

DIY Christmas Gift Bag

The first step in wrapping the gift bag in the red glitter tulle. You may want to add a few dots of glue to the spot you are starting at to ensure a good wrap.

DIY Christmas Santa Gift Bag

You can use as much tulle as you would like but I kept wrapping until I couldn’t see any white from the bag.

DIY Santa Gift Bag Tutorial

Don’t worry about the top as much because this part will be hidden by the tinsel garland that you will add on last. The next step is to add your black ribbon, this will be Santa’s belt. A few drops of glue to each end and middle should do the trick on this one.

DIY Gift Bag

I added mine to the center of the bag but you can lower it or raise it depending on the look you want to achieve. I like the center because it creates the illusion of the bottom being Santa’s belly and that is supposed to be nice and full.

DIY Gift Santa Bag

Cut a square from the gold ribbon and use your glue gun to secure it to the black ribbon right in the center to create the belt buckle.

DIY GIFT Bag Holidays

Then add your tinsel garland to the top and bottom. This part is best to be done last because it allows you to hide any imperfections from the tulle. Add glue to the tinsel before pushing against the bag, be careful with this step because the string inside is very thin and you are most likely to get a little glue on your hands during this part.

DIY Santa Gift Bag Tutorial

Your bag is ready to be stuffed with goodies like Hallmark’s ornaments and presented with a beautiful Hallmark Card.

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  1. Robin+Rue+(@massholemommy) says:

    That is way too cute. I love how it came out! I want to make one, too!

  2. Absolutely adorable and perfect for housing those Hallmark ornaments! Paired with a card – what a great gift for those people on your list! I can’t wait to get my kids involved in making these little bags! #client

  3. I love that! It’s so cute and easy to make. I’ve got to make a few of these this Christmas.

  4. This is so cute! I want that bag. I am going to start a tradition with my kiddo this year and let him pick out an ornament to put on the tree! I can’t wait.

  5. This is an adorable project. It looks fantastic and it looks like something that I might actually be able to execute.

  6. Oh this is is so fun! It looks just like Santa. I’d love to surprise someone with a bag like this full of toys and treats.

  7. Those gift bags would be a hit with my family and friends. I’m having a pink and silver Christmas so I’d just change the colors up and I can’t wait to make these.

  8. Hallmark always has such a great section to shop from. Adore that bag you created

  9. What a cute gift bag! I would love to try and make these for my gifts this year!

  10. That bag is super cute! I really like it, and so much fun at the Hallmark store.

    • Actually it was Walmart where I picked up these Hallmark holiday essentials. They have so much stuff it is like visiting your own mini Hallmark store.

  11. That is such a cute bag! I always just buy gift bags. I think I’ll change it this year. Thanks for the idea.

  12. Bonnie+@wemake7 says:

    That looks so cool! I love that idea of making that. Came out really nice. =)

  13. This is a great way to make a gift bag special. It is so easy to do and looks amazing. I can not wait to try making one.

  14. Krystal Anne says:

    Such a good Idea! I’m going to try it out but then add a little twist, Ill wrap the presents like little cookies so that his belly is full of sweets, and then make the card envelope look like milk! what do you think of that?

  15. That is a really cute way to dress up a gift bag! My kids would love to receive a gift in a cute bag like this!

  16. I am all about the easy projects! This one is perfect! I usually hold onto bags like this to use again next year so that is almost double the gift with this one!

  17. This gift bag really does look amazing! You are so talented!

  18. What a clever idea. I would have never thought about doing that. Love it, I’m so trying this.

  19. This is a really cute gift bag idea, I might give this a try. I never thought to makeover a gift bag.

  20. I saw this on social media earlier today and I had to come see the tutorial. This is so adorable! Thank you for the tips and tutorial.

  21. How creative. I am definitely trying this so thank you for sharing how.

  22. This is the cutest bag. I would have never thought of this.

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