Easter is on its way, and it’s a great time to surprise friends and loved ones with a sweet treat in your own homemade Easter gift bags! Packaging is a big part of the fun, so it’s no surprise that this is one of our favorite holidays here at Paper Mart.
You don’t have to stick with traditional Easter baskets to hand out candy and tidbits this holiday. Try making these adorable Easter gift bags instead. They’re easy to make for a crowd, and they’re perfect when you want something just a little different.
Carrot Candy Easter Gift Bag
Welcome the Easter Bunny to town with cute carrot-shaped bags.
- Sheer cone-shaped bags
- Orange candies, like M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces or something wrapped in orange foil
- Orange and green alcohol ink or orange and green Sharpies
- If you have alcohol ink, apply orange to the felt applicator pad and wipe it across the lower portion of the bag. This is the carrot.
- Apply green alcohol ink to the top of the bag above the drawstring. These are the leaves.
- If you don’t have alcohol ink, you can use Sharpies instead. Just be sure the lines you make look neat and go all in one direction.
- Once the Easter gift bag is dry, fill with orange candies and pull tight. Now you have cute carrots to share!
Stamped Jute Easter Gift Bag
Put your own stamp on soft faux-linen or faux-jute gift bags for a personal holiday touch.
- White faux-linen drawstring bags
- Scrap card stock or construction paper
- Rubber or acrylic stamp
- Alcohol-based ink or fabric paint
- Paper Easter grass
- Assorted candies and treats
- Decorative grosgrain ribbon
- Cut a piece of scrap paper to fit inside the bag. This keeps your stamp from bleeding through to the opposite side of the bag.
- Apply alcohol-based ink or fabric paint to your stamp and press firmly onto the bag.
- If you like, you can use Sharpies to color in the stamp design or darken the borders for a sharper look.
- Allow stamp to dry and remove scrap paper.
- Fill bag with Easter grass and any candies you like.
- Pull the drawstring closed and wrap ends around the top. Tie securely.
- Use Easter-themed ribbon to tie a simple bow over the drawstring for a finishing touch.
Springtime Butterfly Easter Gift Bags
These fast Easter gift bags welcome spring with bright, beautiful butterfly embellishments.
- Place the butterfly on the front of the jute bag and thread the wire pick through the natural holes in the jute. You want it to go in and come back out about an inch or two apart, in one motion.
- Take the tail of the wire and thread it back through to the inside of the bag, this time choosing a hole only a few threads away.
- Reach into the bag to bend the wire end and tuck it out of sight. You can clip the end if necessary.
- Once you fill the bags with candy or small gifts, tie the handles closed with some decorative ribbon.
- If you prefer a drawstring bag instead, you can use the butterfly pick to wrap around the top, essentially turning the butterfly into a decorative bow.
Bonus Craft: Easter Washi Tape
Don’t forget to include a card with your gift bags. Paper Mart has super-cute Easter washi tape to decorate the envelopes. Use it to create a scene on the front or simply to seal the flap with some extra flair.
With great packaging products and a little imagination, you can turn classic Easter candies into special party favors to make your Easter table look amazing. These gift bags look cute inside traditional Easter baskets too.