Let me show you how to decorate a plain paper gift bag for fall and give you ideas for how you can use your fall bags during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Dressing up gift bags is quick and easy to do and they’re super cheap to make, also.
Not only can your decorated fall bags be used as gift bags, but also as treat or goodie bags.
HOW TO DECORATE A PLAIN PAPER GIFT BAG FOR FALL
- brown paper gift bags ~ Dollar Tree
- small bottle Mod Podge ~ Dollar Tree
- 2 printed 12 x 12 scrapbook pages ~ Hobby Lobby
- 2 plain 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook pages ~ Hobby Lobby
- small foam paint brush
- hole punch
WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR FALL TREAT OR GOODIE BAGS / GIFT BAGS?
Use as a gift bag if you’d like to carry your Thanksgiving hostess a thoughtful gift. You could even fill the fall bag with a loaf of pumpkin bread and give to your neighbors for the holiday.
Use as a treat or goodie bag if you would like to send your guests home with some leftovers from your holiday feast. Why not bake some cookies, fill the bags, and send your guests home with the sweet parting gift?
PREPARING THE PUMPKIN PRINTED TREAT BAGS:
Measure, mark, and cut out the printed pumpkin paper to be glued to the plain bag.
I left a 1-inch border of the bag to show around the scrapbook paper.
Brush Mod Podge onto the back of the scrapbook paper, apply to the bag, smooth out with fingers.
PREPARE THE PUMPKIN SHAPE FOR THE GOODIE BAG:
To make the pumpkin shapes, you can either trace a dollar tree wood pumpkin or freehand draw one.
To increase the size of the pumpkin for the layers, I increased my shape roughly 1/4 inch and freehand sketched around the pumpkin shape.
Apply Mod Podge to the back side of each layer and then glue to the brown paper bag.
The picture below shows the finished look of each brown paper bag.
MAKE MATCHING GIFT TAGS:
To make the gift tag shapes, you can freehand draw, use stencil shapes, use scrapbook punches, or trace around household items in your desired size.
I cut my tag shapes out and used Mod Podge to glue them together. I wrote “Thankful” and “Harvest” on two tags, then tied them onto the bag handles with twine. Another option is writing the gift recipient’s name on the tag.
Now that you know how to decorate a plain gift bag for fall, you can crank out a few and have them handy when the Thanksgiving holiday comes.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE TO SEE MY FREE THANKSGIVING PRINTABLE:
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