Friday, December 20, 2013

How to Make Cute Custom Gift Bags & $100 Dollar Tree Gift Card Giveaway!

This post is brought to you by Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club.
With a three year old who loves to craft, I'm always looking for crafty ways to involve him in the holidays. Last year he helped dress up packages with stickers, pom poms and glitter [see Five Ways to Wrap Gifts with Kids (that still look great)]. This year, I saw a great idea on the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club and decided to use it to make our own custom gift bags!


  • White or kraft paper gift bags
  • Plates (I have plastic ones I re-use over and over for paint)
  • Balloons
  • Craft paint
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Scrap paper
  • Bow and bell ornaments
  • Laser tape or washi tape
  • Glue
You can get all of these supplies at your local Dollar Tree!


Check out the directions on the Dollar Tree site here

Lay out your gift bags and go crazy with your imagination. 

For snowmen, use blue and white paint circles stacked on top of each other. Use the googly eyes, pipe cleaners and scrap paper to add additional details like facial features, a hat or a scarf.

For reindeer, I used brown paint and turned them into reindeer faces with googly eyes and sparkly pipe cleaner antlers. I added jingle bells to the small ones (with laser tape as a collar) and a huge ornament as a bow on the bigger one. 

I love how these gift bags turned out! If you are looking for easy, inexpensive holiday projects, be sure to check out the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club. Membership is free and you'll never get bored because the content changes all the time (come back next month for more cool decor, projects, recipes and tips!). 

Want more great Dollar Tree Gift wrap ideas? Check out these posts, too!

But that's not all!
I am giving away a $100 Dollar Tree gift card so you can get your craft on, too! 

All you have to do is join the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club (it's free!) and tell me which email address you used to sign up with using the Rafflecopter widget below (if you are looking at this post in email or a feed reader, click over to the post on my site to see the Rafflecopter widget in order to enter). Good luck!

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Want to see more cheap crafts? Check out what else my bloggy friends are making from Dollar Tree: 
(pst - they are all giving away $100 giftcards, too! Be sure to visit their posts to enter their giveaways as well!)

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Dollar Tree in conjunction with The Blueprint Social. I was compensated for my time spent creating and writing about this project. All opinions and modifications are my own. Please see my complete review policy for more information on sponsored posts.  


  1. Love your wrapping! Esp the reindeer!! So cute.

  2. These gift bags are adorable! I sure would love receiving one - anyone would!! Pinned!!

  3. Wonderful tips we need to follow them to avoid hazardous bags

  4. You did a great job on this post! I'm doing a January one and love the way you did your fonts and pics. I'm doing a recipe :)


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