Gingerbread House Paper Bags

There's something even more sweet about a gift wrapped with a personal touch and tender care. 

We think these miniature gingerbread houses made from a natural kraft SOS grocery bag are just the thing to hold a cookie, a card, or a small trinket.  Believe it or not, they are also easy to make!

Start by gathering your supplies:

  • Small paper bag (any size will work)
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon or twine
  • Puffy paint, crayons, or stickers

Design your gingerbread house:

  • Using puff paint or a crayon, decorate your paper bag keeping in mind that the top corners will eventually be folded to make your roof.  You can also use stickers or other embellishments to add a pop of color or visual interest.
  • Once your paint has dried, open the bag and fold the top corners of the bag down to create a triangle
  • Use a hole punch to create two holes

Gather your goodies!

  • Gather the goodies of your choice, and place them in your open bag

  • Tie with twine, string, or ribbon of your choosing

Enjoy your handiwork:

And remember, any flaws are just part of the charm!