Sometimes I have gifts that I want to be extra special, so I make my own gift wrap. And I don’t make it complicated because honestly, who has time for something that takes hours? These easy gingerbread house gift bags took me 15-20 mins, and I have a feeling they will leave a lasting impression for my special friends and family who will be receiving them.
If you have kiddos, turn your gingerbread bags and boxes into a magical winterland for pretend play. Because of the easy set-up, this activity would be a great one for an elf (if you have one) to leave one morning for the kids to enjoy.
Supplies needed to make Gingerbread House Christmas Gift Bags & Boxes
-Brown paper bags. I bought a pack at the grocery store.
–Brown kraft gift box. You can buy these at the local craft store.
-Scissors for cutting the bags.
-Tissue paper (optional) for stuffing your final gift bag or box before you add a present.
Directions to make Gingerbread House Christmas Gift Bags & Boxes
Step 1: Fold the top corners of the paper bag to create a triangle roof. If you want your house to be smaller, just cut off a portion from the top of the bag.
Step 2: Using your Neon Chalkables Liquid Chalk Markers, create a gingerbread design on your house. Get creative. It doesn’t even have to look just like a traditional gingerbread house. Add holiday phrases and words. Create, fun colorful patterns. There’s no wrong way to decorate your gift bag or box.
Step 3: Stuff your box or bag with tissue paper before adding your gift.
Step 4: Add double-sided tape to the back of your gingerbread house to keep the flaps down. You can also add a decorative gift tag or mini ornament.
Gift Ideas for your Gingerbread House Christmas Gift Bags & Boxes
If you’re looking for some fun present fillers for your gingerbread house, here are some ideas:
-Fill your gingerbread house bag with yummy homemade gingerbread cookies! It will make the bag smell just like a real gingerbread house.
-Use your gingerbread house bag or box to hold a beautiful ornament, perfect as a gift or for an ornament exchange.
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