INSIDE: How to make a Christmas door hanger from a holiday gift bag. DIY “Gone Shopping” door hanger-wreath using Christmas gift bag and presents.
There are many things that mark the holiday season – one of them (good or bad, depending on your views) being – shopping. Shopping and shopping and maybe some more shopping!
So as we click away frantically on that “buy” button, this Handmade Holiday craft idea pays homage to this one aspect of the season with a very simple DIY Christmas Shopping Bag Door Hanger.
Put together within minutes, giving you more time to wrap up all those shopping spree purchases!
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How to Make a Christmas Door Hanger from a Gift Bag
You may already have these crafty Christmas shopping bag door hanger supplies on hand. Or, you may find yourself reaching for a box, placed at an unbelievably high height, of your holiday gift wrapping supplies as you teeter totter on a ladder in the garage store room. I guess this is what happens when the husband puts away the Christmas decorations!
– Christmas gift bag (I used one that was 10 x 12″)
– Variety of empty boxes (I scoured my house for boxes to wrap)
– Christmas wrapping paper
– Christmas tissue paper
– Assorted Christmas ribbon
– Scrapbook paper + marker
How to Turn a Gift Bag Into a Christmas Door Hanger
Once you’ve scoured your home for a variety of boxes, wrap each one (I did a total of four) in coordinating Christmas wrapping paper and/or tissue paper. Tie a couple with decorative ribbon.
I stuffed the bottom of the Christmas gift bag with some lightweight kitchen hand towels. (No one will ever know how you got those boxes to stand up!)
Arrange the wrapped boxes within the bag in a layout you like best. You may need to roll a piece of tape to the back of some boxes so they stay in place.
Insert a long piece of ribbon between the two gift bag handles. Use this ribbon to hold the gift bag upright and to secure to your door.
I sketched out a simple gift tag on some holiday scrapbook paper and wrote the phrase “Gone Shopping” on the gift tag. Make a hole punch at the top and insert a ribbon.
Or, buy something pre-made like these large blank gift tag hangers.
how to repurpose gift boxes into diy christmas wreath
Find a visible place to tie the “Gone Shopping” tag onto the gift bag and secure with a bow. If desired, stuff some extra tissue paper around the sides of the gift bag.
What kind of holiday gift shopper are you? Do you love the rush of the crowds or prefer to shop in your comfiest jammies at home? Let me know in the comments.
Other Christmas Ideas You May Like:
- Use holiday fabric to make a modern, scrappy throw pillow
- Save that tin can to make a holiday photo flower vase
- Make a 5-minute Christmas cookie plate using dollar store supplies
- Use mini cupcake liners to make a Christmas tree garland
- DIY foam shapes large scale Christmas outdoor garland