Gingerbread House Paper Bag Gift Wrap Idea

Hello friends and happy Monday! Can you believe that after today, there’s only one more Monday before Christmas? I’m looking forward to some upcoming down time with my family, but this week, I wanted to share a couple of sweet wrapping ideas.

Even though I’m not a baker, I thought these cute little gingerbread houses made of paper bags would be a cute idea to share.

They are perfect for holding cookies, a small gift or gift card.

They were super fun to make and all you need is some paper bags, a hole punch, ribbon or twine and puffy paint.





Using puffy paint,¬†draw your desired design making it as simple or as complicated as you’d like. You can also have your kids draw on it with a white crayon or paint and decorate it with cute stickers.

Once dried, fold opening of bag to form a triangle, punch two holes and tie with ribbon or twine.

Adorable, right? I’m pretty sure these will be my advent calendar next year…:)

Thank you so much for stopping by…have a great start to your week!

much love,



  1. says

    Omg Lucy! These are just so stinkin’ adorable!! Love them! Thank you for the great idea! You could do this for Valentine’s day too with red paint and hearts!! Have a lovely week, sweet friend!!

  2. Kathryn Ripley says

    These are adorable and they look do-able, even for us non artists. I love that you are always sharing very unique ideas. Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas.

  3. Kris says

    My 10 year old daughter and I made 2 of these tonight using a white crayon and they turned out really well! Again, thanks for the idea–very timely!

    • says

      Saved to my Gift Wrap board in Pinterest! Love Gingerbread and I love these cute paperbag gingerbread houses!
      I may try a white crayon until I can find another suitable writing choice. I haven’t seen any puffy paint ones? Ideas?
      I haven’t done cut-out cookies for Christmas for a few years but that sweater cookie cutter is inspiring me! Where did you find yours?


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