5 minute Christmas craft using a gift bag!

I’ve got an adorable (and quick and easy) 5 minute Christmas craft idea for you, and there’s a little story to go along too!

This 5 minute Christmas craft idea using a gift bag is literally so cute and it’s quick and easy! It’s is a win, win and sure to be a hit!

When I first recorded a video for FB, I actually started off with another project in mind and changed my mind mid way through (Doesn’t that sound like a typical crafter…haha!) I had no idea that video would go viral, but I wanted to include some step by step instructions along with how I did it the 2nd time (with a small change from the video)! Here’s the first one I made…

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

I started off with a few simple supplies for this gift bag craft. These canvas bags from the Walmart Christmas section (over by the other gift bags), 2 paint sticks, and some red paint (mine is deco art americana primary red).

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

These canvas bags are from Walmart like I mentioned, but usually Dollar General has some like them too this time of year!

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

The first thing I did for this one was simply cut and remove the red string. Please note in the VIDEO VERSION I cut the bag because like I mentioned, it started off to be a different project. haha! But for this version I left the bag totally in tact- EVEN EASIER!

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!
5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

Next up, I painted my 2 paint sticks. You can get these on Amazon, or somewhere like Lowe’s or Home Depot. Mine from Amazon are linked in this blog post HERE!

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

This ribbon from Hobby Lobby coordinated so well, that I wanted to incorporate it in to the sides of my project!

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

I simply cut 2 strips to size and hot glued them going down each side!

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

All that was left to do was to hot glue the paint sticks to the top and bottom of the canvas gift bag!

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

Lastly, I added the ribbon to the back to use as a hanger. You could also use jute (like in my first one), or a beaded hanger would be adorable too!

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

What do you think about how this turned out?! I’m truly so in love! Both versions are cute, but for the easiest one…this one wins since I didn’t cut the bag at all!

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!
5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

Let me know if you think you’ll make this 5 minute Christmas craft?!

CAN’T FIND A CANVAS BAG?! No problem! I actually tried this with a REGULAR paper Christmas bag from Dollar General and used the exact same technique to get this look! (only difference is that I did have to cut this bag) It’s pretty darn cute too, although I do love the canvas the most. Just wanted to show you this option also!

5 minute Christmas crafting using a gift bag!

Until next time…

Stacey