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Boxes-and-Bows Gift Bags

The festive wrapped packages on the outside of these glamorous gift bags promise holiday surprises inside.

What You Need:

Use an assortment of squares to decorate your gift bags.
  • White gift bags in assorted sizes
  • Ribbons in assorted colors and widths
  • Corrugated papers in assorted colors
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Tulle (red and gold)
  • Spray adhesive
  • Micro-cut glitter

Instructions:

1. Cut an assortment of small squares and rectangles from corrugated papers for gift boxes. Wrap some of the shapes with ribbon and tie bows.

2. Glue the boxes to the bag fronts, slipping a pinch of tulle under the top edge of some. Spray the bag fronts with adhesive and sprinkle the adhesive with glitter.

More Ideas:

  • Glue the corrugated-and-beribboned packages to the front of plain cards for Christmas greetings.
  • Fill an assortment of decorated bags with colored tissue and silk Christmas greenery to display on a mantel or tabletop.
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