DIY Gift Bags

DIY gift bags made from paper grocery bags

We love simple, up-cycled crafts here at Mini Mad Things. Old paper grocery bags make a great canvas for simple art projects and the result is pretty, personalised gift bags perfect for holiday season giving or birthday presents.

There really are no rules here, just use what ever art supplies you have available; paints, crayons, collage materials, fabric scraps or yarn. We used lots of old paintings that we cut up to make pretty collage materials.


  • Paper grocery bags
  • Art materials including paints, crayons, coloured paper, yarn, fabric scraps, stickers or old paintings
  • Glue


Simply lay out a range of art supplies and let your little ones get creative. If you want to make festive bags maybe choose Christmas colours for your collage materials. We also made lots of kirigami snowflakes to add to our bags.

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