Paper Bag Gift Box

Make a gift box from a paper grocery bag… (If you like this one, be sure to check out my paper bag yo-yo’s and my grocery bag redo too.)

This DIY gift box is great way to wrap a small gift in a special way.

It even has a handle.

When I work with paper bags, I like to condition the paper a bit and add interesting texture to it by wrinkling it up and then smoothing it out. Once the paper looks the way I like, I cut out 6, 5-inch squares from the paper.

Using the serge function on my sewing machine and red thread, I sewed four panels together.

I then sewed on the base panel and sewed together 3 edges of the top panel (leave one edge open to insert your gift). I stuffed the box with a bit of tissue paper to fill it out, placed my gift inside and sewed the last edge closed.

Box with all 6 sides attached and gift inside.



Punch two holes into the top panel (across from each other) and string a strand of jute or yarn through the holes, add a gift tag and double knot both ends to secure.


The note is attached to the handle.

To open, just tear off the top.

Comments (5):

  1. Emily A.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Love this! Awesome Camilla!

    • camilla

      May 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      Thanks Emily!! Hope you’re doing well – we are thinking of you both and sending positive wishes your way! 🙂

  2. Suan L

    May 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Love it! Your creativity is endless.

  3. catie

    May 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm


  4. Yi,Ram

    May 2, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Love it. Very very Good idea ^^.

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