Christmas Gift Bag Ideas

Christmas Gift Bags

I love giving gifts at Christmastime and I like to make opening them special, too. I’ve been known to freeze gift cards in a block of ice or doing a treasure hunt with gifts. I love the look on my family’s faces when they have to go through several layers of gift wrap or tape to get inside. Today I’m showing you some fun Christmas gift bag ideas that are easy and inexpensive and make the gifts feel extra special. Plus, the bags can be used over and over.

Be sure to scroll down and see all the other great gift wrapping ideas from my blogging friends.

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It’s Day 9 and we are sharing Pretty Gift Wrapping Ideas!

I found some Christmas kitchen towel in sets of two at the Target Dollar Spot and thought they would make great gift bags when I sewed them together. I also received a package of muslin bags from and thought they would make cute gift bags, as well.

Gift Bag Supplies

I simply put the two towels together, right sides out, and sewed around the edge leaving the top open. I just added the gift and tied the top with a ribbon and Christmas embellishments.

Easy gift bags

For the muslin bags I decided to add polka dots on the front. I used acrylic paint and finger daubers that you can find in the paint brush area at the craft store.

painting on a muslin bag

I cut a piece off cardstock the size of the bag and inserted that inside to prevent the paint from bleeding through. With my finger dauber on my finger I dipped it into the paint and dabbed it on the paper plate. Then I stamped it onto the muslin bag about half way down. 

decorating muslin bags

I offset each row to create a fun design. Once it was done I set it aside to dry. I didn’t do the top part of the bag because I knew I would be bunching that section together to close the bag with a bow and embellishments.

polka dot muslin bag

Easy peasy cute gift bags that can be used for other things or reused next Christmas. I love them. Now to go make more. Be sure to keep reading and see more gift wrapping ideas below.

Christmas Gift Bags

Could you pin this fun idea for us? Thanks!

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Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


  1. I love the idea of re-usable fabric gift bags! You don’t even need tissue paper to make those look lovely!

  2. Great idea using tea towels to make gift bags – love it! The burlap bags have so much decorating potential too like your cute green polka dots.

  3. Fantastic idea to use tea towels for gift bags, so much easier and faster. Your gift bags are gorgeous. Pinning.

  4. Love this idea to use tea towels, they are beautiful and can be re-used too!

  5. I love cloth gift bags that can be used over again. Yours look festive! Using the tea towels is such a great idea.

  6. I love making and using fabric gift bags. I really like the one your made with the hearts & stars tea towels. I’m going to have to check Target to see if I can find some.

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