Make a Homemade Gift Bag for the Holidays

Try using festive holiday or Christmas fabric to make drawstring bags to hold your loved one’s gifts.

Handmade Toy Bag

Try adding festive words or your loved one’s name to your homemade gift bag for an extra-personal touch.

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When my girls were little, some 20 years ago, I bought a few yards of Christmas fabric (on sale, of course) and made large, drawstring bags for each of them and for my husband.

Each year, I put their gifts in the homemade gift bags — no time, no mess and no recycling needed! Now that my daughters have husbands, I’ve made more bags for the fellas.

Melissa McDade
White Hall, Maryland