Christmas Workshop 2021 · Gift Ideas · Novelty Gift Bags & Boxes

Novelty Backpack Giftbags

I love making novelty packaging and each year I make an Elf & Santa gift bag. This year I’ve made these cute backpacks, these are perfect for those smaller gifts or as cute table favours.

They have a flip lid closure and can fold flat if you want.

The straps and hook detail are optional but are what give it the novelty factor.

The mirrored card and silver buttons really make the bags look real.

There is plenty of room inside for lots of sweet treats and small gifts.


Centura Pearl Christmas green card is available here.

Dot & Dab 20mm hook & loop dots are available here.

Craft Uk red cardstock is available here.

Do Not Open Until 25th large stamp is available here.


2 pieces of 7.1/2 x 8.1/4 card for the gift bag.

Score along the 7.1/2 side at 5′ & 7′ and at 6′ down to about 5′

Score along the 8.1/4 side at 2′

1 piece of 5′ x 5′ card for the lid.

Score along the 5′ side at 4.1/4 & 4.3/8

1 piece of 1′ x 5′ black card for the belt.

1 piece of 2.3/4 x 2′ card for the collar.

1 piece of 1′ x 4.1/4 for the button trim on the lid.

1 piece of 5′ x 1.5/8 for the bottom trim detail.

1 piece of 1′ x 6.1/4 card for the button trim.

1 piece of 1.1/4 x 1.1/4 & 1′ x 1′ mirror and black card for the buckle.

1 strip of 1/2′ x 4′ card for the hook.

2 strips of 1/2′ x A4 length card for the straps

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made them.

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Happy crafting



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