Adorable Holiday Character Gift Bags in under 10 Minutes
At holiday time, let’s be real; I always forget someone!!! It’s inevitable, but a fix is on the way! Hi, I’m I’m Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace and as I march toward my final Christmas arrangements, I’m reaching for a familiar die to create Adorable Holiday Character Gift Bags to have at the door, at the ready, for the special people that somehow I missed in my earlier deliveries. It’s all in the cool cutting and if you follow my tutorial below, then I’m going to show you how!
Besides being grateful that these cuties take less than 10 minutes — they can be made in batches, assembly is kid friendly and they’re all kinds of fun!
I reached for Spellbinders S5-259 Favorably Simple Gift Box because it is a standard in my paper crafting toolbox. As a ‘blank canvas’ kind of die, it will take your gift from elegant to rustic to shabby to fun. My holly leaves were crafted from Spellbinders S3-250 Angled Flower Fold n Go and Santas Belt is Spellbinders S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles. It was fun to dream of which die could be used for which embellishment!
Easy and fun are a requisite for a happy holiday, so typically at Christmas time I create a gift in advance and fill it with treats or cookies. It always happens that someone gives me a gift unexpectedly, and I love to have something ready to hand back. Even more, sometimes someone I’ve never met is gracious with a favor or service and I love to have a token of my thanks that will bring a heart-tugging smile.
To see how I dolled up the bag for Holiday Treats, take a peek at the layouts below. There I show you both what to cut and how to cut to get both the snowman and the Santa Claus Suit.
What to Cut – Santa Claus Character Gift Bags
How to Cut – Embellishing Snippets for the Santa Claus Suit Gift Bags
What to Cut – Snowman Character Gift Bags
How to Cut – Embellishing Snippets for the Snowman Gift Bags
My mind is already working on our next fun holidays – Valentines Day and St. Patrick’s Day. If you have any fun ideas for themed or holiday character gift bags, be sure to share them below in your comments. Have you made one already? Be sure to share them on Instagram with the tag #neverstopmaking and #favorablysimplegiftbag
- S5-259 Favorably Simple Gift Box
- S3-250 Angled Flower Fold n Go
- S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles
- PE-100 Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform
- T-001 Tool ‘N One™
Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White Card Stock, Silver Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock in red, black, green and orange, Silk White Ribbon, Velvet Ribbon Ribbon, Button, Pearl, hole punch, Scortape
Sweet holidays friends, just a couple more sleeps!! Sending hugs!
Becca Feeken – www.amazingpapergrace.com
Thank you so much Amy!! Merry Christmas! 🙂
Merry Christmas, I don’t know how you come up with all these cuties!! Love them, know they are easy but would never have an idea to do something like this!Adorable!!
Lol, these were easy peasy! Makes me think I need to live on the cute side for a while, lol!!
Love these the are adorable you have the most amazing dies that you use in such cleaver ways. Any one would be happy to receive one of these. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thank you Christine. During such busy times, something sweet and simple is really resonating!! Merry Christmas to you too!!
SO CUTE!!!! 😉 These would SURELY make ANY table or Christmas Celebration SPECIAL!!! 😉
Thank you so much Becky! Merry Christmas my friend!!
Diane Lynne Clemen
I have this die and am anxious to try making these bags. Perhaps I can sneak some free time tomorrow morning. Happy Holidays, Becca. (love your dies, keep them coming.)
Have fun Diane. I’m going to try to embellish these through all the big holidays this year!! Thanks for your kind words, and Merry Christmas!!
Wow! They are so cute and clever!
These were really easy and fun Joanna! Tomorrow they are going to some of my favorite peeps I see year round, just to say thanks 🙂
Such cute bags!! I’m always looking for cute ways to give my (high school math) students a little treat for the various holidays. You have inspired me in so many ways…this is just one more. Have a blessed Christmas and thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much Frances!! This project was a lot of unexpected fun for me! I’m going to keep theming these so I’ll have a go-to item ready just when I need them. I hope your students like them!!
Becca these are gorgeous bit late for me now lol but will make
some after Christmas ?
Thank you for all your inspiration and help looking forward to 2018 !
take care and have a happy Christmas stay safe and well much love Pam XXX?
Pam wishing you and your hubby the Merriest Christmas. Thank you so much for your kind words all year! I’m looking forward to 2018 also!!
Absolutely irresistible !
Thank you!! I hope to add more for each season, they are so easy!!
Thank you, too easy and done in just a minute 🙂
This is so cute! Do you have a tutorial on how to make the Santa and Snowman? I am a visual learner and I’m having trouble putting together the Santa. For the Santa suit, did you cut one or two white pieces? In your picture it looks like one piece but in the completed Santa picture it looks like two because the white part looks different…. Help!! Thank you.